Weekly News List: Housing - 3rd of June

Fletcher Residential wins special waiver from Overseas Investment Office

via NZ Herald

Fletcher Residential, partly foreign-owned, has won a special waiver which frees it from applying to the state every time it wants to buy new housing sites in the next three years. Read more…


Affordable Housing good for wellbeing too!

via Scoop

In responding to today’s Wellbeing Budget, Community Housing Aotearoa has again called for the establishment of a permanent affordable housing fund in order to drive real progress, and reiterated the community housing sector’s willingness to apply its capital resources to such an initiative. Read more…

Budget 2019: Woman living in car welcomes Housing First expansion

via Stuff

Sam Allen, who lives in her car in Hamilton after the move two weeks ago, welcomed the $197 million in extra funding for the Housing First initiative in the latest Budget. The government initiative aims to support homeless people and find them new homes. Read more...


Council vote for new building fees poses risks to affordable housing - experts (Auckland)

via Stuff

House prices are likely to increase after a proposal to increase building control and resource consent fees was given the green light, experts say. Read more…


Aucklanders expect house prices to fall for first time since 2009

via Stuff

More people are expecting house prices to fall than rise for the first time in a decade, according to ASB’s latest Housing Confidence Survey. Read more…

Letter expresses concerns over Porirua housing redevelopment

via NZ Herald

A community group has penned a letter to Housing Minister Phil Twyford with concerns over the Porirua housing regeneration project. Read more...

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