Making sense of the Government's housing numbers

Blog by Alan Johnson                   Published 7 June 2017

In a press release of June 1 2017, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams claimed her Government was "planning to increase the number of social houses from 66,000 today to 72,000 over the next three years." A closer scrutiny of such a claim suggests that it is at best fanciful and at worse misleading. Over the past month the Government has made other somewhat extravagant claims over its commitment to housing. These claims are perhaps part of a Government strategy to assuage New Zealanders' growing concern over the housing crisis by throwing a few large numbers at them in order to create the impression that something is being done.

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Latest resource from CPAG

Quarterly Update: October 2016 - March 2017

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Each quarter CPAG produces an update for its funders and supporters, which covers our work and achievements for that period. This latest version covers the two quarters October 2016 - December 2016 and January 2017 - March 2017. 

Some highlights from the period include:

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Other 2017 resources

CPAG Post Budget Breakfast Auckland livestream recording (May 2017) 

CPAG Christchurch/ Speak Up Korerotia Post Budget podcast (May 2017)

Budget 2017 summary: A trickle not a tide (May 2017) 

Health policy priorities for a New Zealand where children can flourish (May 2017)

Child poverty and mental health: A literature review (May 2017)

Children and the Living Wage (background paper - February 2017)

Latest blog post from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

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