We say more Kiwi families deserve a shot at home ownership.
At Housing Foundation we believe in empowering communities and providing affordable housing for low and moderate income households.
Unfortunately the housing affordability crisis we are witnessing in many cities and communities in Aotearoa is a huge stumbling block in making our shared vision a reality.
In the past 30 years we have seen home ownership rates fall dramatically and the cost of renting increase considerably.
Every day we see families living with the effects of housing stress. Overcrowding causes relationship stress. High housing cost causes debt. Damp, cold, poor quality housing causes disease. The loss of home ownership in New Zealand contributes to poor health, educational and social outcomes, worsening child poverty, and is particularly harmful for Māori and Pacific peoples.
This cannot be the legacy that we leave for the next generation. There is a better way.