National has announced a package to make housing more affordable, and improve access to social housing.
In Budget 2013 the Government is working with councils to increase land supply, and streamline planning and consent processes.
Housing accords will allow thousands of new homes to be approved faster, helping meet demand, and making housing more affordable.
We’re ensuring social housing is there for those who need it, for the duration of that need.
We are developing a housing Warrant of Fitness to improve the health, safety, and welfare of Housing NZ tenants, extending reviewable tenancies, and shifting to a fairer way of assessing people’s housing needs.
Rent subsidies will also be extended to community housing providers – we’re focused on providing for those in need, not on who owns the bricks and mortar.
Making housing more affordable for families in need delivers on National’s promise to deliver better public services.
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