Weekly News List: Housing - 13th of May

Weekly News List: Housing

Extra $94 million to house homeless in government Budget

via RNZ

The government will spend an extra $94 million in this year's Budget to help more homeless people into permanent housing. Read more…
 

Councils ask Government to step in over Hawke's Bay housing crisis

via Stuff

Rising rents and an unprecedented shortage of housing, which is seeing hundreds of children living in motels, has left councils in Hawke's Bay demanding action. Read more…


Progressive Home Ownership could help end family poverty

via scoop.co.nz

The recent Welfare Expert Advisory Group report which strongly links intergenerational poverty with home ownership comes as no surprise to global shelter charity, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand. Read more...

Porirua mother relieved her home will be warmer this winter

via Māori Television

A Porirua mother is relieved her home will be more safe for her and her children this winter thanks to the Porirua East Housing Project, which brings together local community organisations in a bid to improve houses and ensure they're keeping children healthy. Read more…

Whangārei lobby group ups ante in Puriri Park Rd state housing fight

via NZ Herald

A lobby group is planning to hire a resource management lawyer and experts on planning, urban design and traffic in an effort to stop a publicly-notified state housing development in Northland. Read more...

 

Foreign house buyer approvals drop sharply under new rules

via Stuff

In the last six months the Overseas Investment Office has approved 103 applications from foreigners to buy homes in New Zealand. Read more…

 

HNZ to build its first affordable homes in Napier

via RNZ

Plans to build 10 affordable homes in Napier's poorest suburb where state homes once stood have been revealed by Housing New Zealand. Read more…