What role do banks play in the housing crisis?

What role do banks play in the housing crisis?

By Michael Rehm If banks’ lending behaviour is found to have contributed to New Zealand’s housing quagmire, then banks must be held to account and share the pain when the bubble inevitably bursts, writes the University of Auckland’s Michael Rehm. New Zealand’s...
Is Housing First the solution to homelessness?

Is Housing First the solution to homelessness?

By Ben Goldson In recent years, the “Housing First” model has become thrust to the forefront of the debate around homelessness, with its numerous advocates pointing to its apparent success in trial programmes. In recent years, the “Housing First” model has become...
Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? 🔊

Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? 🔊

Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? Is the housing stock to blame? Is it the way houses are constructed? Is it the typology? Lillian Hanley spoke with Philippa Howden-Chapman about the state of New Zealand’s houses, and what effect damp and mouldy homes...
Why is housing so unaffordable?

Why is housing so unaffordable?

By Michael Rehm New Zealand is the second most overvalued housing market in the world, with Auckland its most unaffordable city, writes Michael Rehm. Auckland was not always unaffordable. At the 1966 Census the $9,900 average Auckland home price was just under three...
Q+A: Can we end homelessness in New Zealand?

Q+A: Can we end homelessness in New Zealand?

New Zealand has some of the worst housing deprivation rates in the developed world per capita, and they appear to be getting worse. An article citing OECD statistics by Yale Global Online states that New Zealand has the worst homeless rate in the OECD adding that...