What are your thoughts on Maori Housing Affordability?

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The Productivity Commission is now seeking submissions on its draft Housing Affordability report. Although the report considers housing affordability as a whole, the Commission acknowledges that Maori are disproportionately effected by housing unaffordability. The Commissioners would like your views on the Commissions understanding of the issues and their proposed solutions.

In particular, chapter 12 of the report focuses on rural Maori housing issues, and building homes on Maori land. The Commission asks four questions in this chapter about how well it has understood the issues and the usefulness of some possible solutions

The Commission would welcome your submission. Attached is a brief consultation document setting out the submission process and reproducing chapter 12 for your consideration.

Please help the Productivity Commission to produce a well evidenced report that can contribute real solutions for addressing housing unaffordability for our whanau, hapu and iwi.

Feel free to pass this on to your networks. Submissions are due inby10 February, and can be made online athttp://www.productivity.govt.nz/draft-report-engagement/967under make a submission or can be emailed tohousinginquiry@productivity.govt.nz.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Renee
    Yes some places are $500.00 but have another look and you will find plenty of 2 bedroom places for around $350.00 – it’s only for the two of them right? two bedrooms should be enough.
    As for rental controls it won’t work – if landlords cannot get a decent return for their property then they will stop investing. If there are less places to rent then rents will go up.

  2. Looked through rental properties for my eldest daughter and her baby. I couldnt believe the price of rentals in Manurewa (of all places) being nearly 500 bucks in some places. i mean really? its rewa hello!!!! I think there should be some kind of rental controls in this country especially in Auckland. It really is ridiculous!!!

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