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. However, although this data is heavily weighted in its...
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 have...
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 Dr. Michael Rehm. Auckland was not always unaffordable. At the 1966 Census the $9,900 average Auckland home price was just under...
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 “more...