The Green Party has a plan to build hundreds of state homes to help deal with the emergency housing crisis facing thousands of vulnerable New Zealanders right now.
The Green Party plan would allow Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, freeing up $207 million in the next financial year to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state homes.
Despite New Zealand being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, families are sleeping in cars, under bridges and in garages. This requires an urgent and direct response from the Government.
There aren’t enough houses in New Zealand, particularly in Auckland, and this policy is another step in trying to fix that.
This was a pre-Budget announcement in 2016 to significantly increase the state house build. This Government has delivered a significant increase to the state housing stock, and will continue building hundreds of state houses each year.