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.
Latest resource from CPAG
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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:
- CPAG's report launch of Barriers to support: Uptake of the child disability allowance in Otara - December 2016.
- A raise in the minimum wage to $15.75 per hour.
- Round the Bays event.
- CPAG submitting on the Oranga Tamariki Bill and the Budget Policy Statement (2017).
Other 2017 resources