Tāmaki residents deserve stability, not social housing sales

Plans to sell the Tāmaki Housing Association, possibly to overseas buyers, create uncertainty for thousands of Auckland families who have already had their lives and homes shaken up by the Government’s social housing fiasco, the Green Party said today.

“We have a housing crisis and the number one priority should be increasing the supply of affordable, state, and community housing, not selling off social housing services,” said Green Party social housing spokesperson Marama Davidson.

“People living in Tāmaki and Glen Innes have been subjected to years of change and uncertainty while their community has been torn apart, and now, instead returning to normality, it looks like more uncertainty is in store for them.

“The Tāmaki Housing Association is only a year old and already part of it is up for sale. This is another social housing shambles and shows how badly the Government has lost control of housing.

“The Tāmaki community has rightly been angry at how they’ve been treated and how their homes have been bowled to make way for new million dollar houses.

“Is the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company trying to pick another fight with the community it’s supposed to be working alongside?

“It’s seriously worrying that experienced local community housing service providers could be overlooked in the sale process and interested parties don’t even need to be current community housing providers,” Ms Davidson said.

The proposal is to sell Tāmaki Housing Association’s tenancy services, not the houses themselves. Tāmaki Housing Association is jointly owned by the Government and Auckland Council.

Latest Housing Announcements

Story

Te Mātāwaka: Greens support iwi led housing solutions

The Green Party’s Te Mātāwaka Caucus welcome the Government’s investment into iwi Māori-led housing initiatives.    
Read More

Story

Greens call for a Warrant of Fitness for rental homes

The Green Party is launching a petition today calling on the Government’s Healthy Homes Standards to be backed up with a proper Warrant of Fitness ...
Read More

Story

Wellington’s largest transitional housing facility opens

The biggest Transitional Housing facility outside of Auckland has opened in Wellington, providing safe accommodation and support for the capital’s ...
Read More

Let's talk about making rents reasonable

A decent, affordable home is a basic right, and in Aotearoa we can make it a reality. But for decades, successive governments have stood by and all...
Read More

Story

Acting boldly to address the housing crisis so we all thrive

Tēnā koe Minister Woods,
Read More

Story

Housing First Pūrākau share experiences of homelessness

Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness) Marama Davidson has welcomed the release of two pūrākau reports telling the diverse and real life stor...
Read More

Latest Auckland Issues Announcements

Story

Climate crisis demands better transport options

The Green Party said the Government’s decision to scrap the Northern Pathway highlights the need for urgent, people-centred transport options.
Read More

Story

Auckland Central MP calls for Government funding to revive the St James Theatre, launches open letter

Green Party MP for Auckland Central, Chlöe Swarbrick, is launching an open letter to the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon Kir...
Read More

Story

Auckland Central MP welcomes City Rail Link hardship scheme

Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick is welcoming the hardship scheme for small businesses impacted by the development of the City Rail Link, announ...
Read More

Story

Auckland light rail back on track, Greens welcome engagement with community

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement today by the Minister of Transport that Auckland light rail is getting back on track.
Read More

Story

Greens call for walking and cycling priority for Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Green Party is calling for active transport access across the Auckland Harbour Bridge to be a priority as the future of the SkyPath remains unc...
Read More

Story

Seaweek: Green Party calls on New Zealanders to make submissions supporting Waiheke Rāhui to protect declining kaimoana

The Green Party supports the Rāhui placed around Waiheke Island by Ngāti Pāoa to protect declining kaimoana and as part of Seaweek, is asking New Z...
Read More