INDEPENDENT NEWS

Public meeting to discuss the housing crisis

Published: Tue 19 Jul 2016 09:09 AM
19 July 2016
Mt Roskill now a million dollar suburb: Public meeting to discuss the housing crisis
“It is astonishing to many of us that Mt Roskill is now a ‘million dollar suburb’ yet that is what official statistics now show, with a 13.5% increase in local house prices over the past year from $916,000 to $1,040,000”, says Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood.*
“As I campaign around Mt Roskill, the housing crisis is the single biggest issue that people want to discuss. Local people tell me that they are worried about falling home ownership rates, massive rental hikes, the cold, damp state of many state houses, and increasing homelessness in our community”
“Roskill has always been a community where ordinary people have been able to get a start. I shifted here with my wife to start our family in the early 2000s when housing was still affordable. It’s simply wrong that young people don’t have the same opportunity today”
“It’s worse that our government ignores the problem and tells people to be patient”
“Labour recognises the scale of the crisis and has a plan to build more houses, crack down on speculation, improve rental standards, and support emergency housing. I will be holding my first public meeting of the Mt Roskill campaign on housing in recognition of the seriousness of the issue. All are welcome to come along to hear Labour’s plan and join the discussion:
Tuesday 26 July at 7pm
Fickling Convention Centre
546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings
“It’s time for action on housing and during the Mt Roskill campaign I look forward to holding the government to account for its weak response, and talking with people about Labour’s plan to ensure this most basic human need is met”, says Michael Wood.
* Average house prices sourced from Quotable Value and available on Labour's Housing Crisis map here.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

New Zealand: Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response, Says UN Expert
By: UN Special Rapporteur
Wellington’s Water Woes Reflect National Problem
By: Water New Zealand
National’s Economic Plan For 2020 And Beyond
By: New Zealand National Party
Abortion Legislation Bill Report Presented To The House
By: Abortion Legislation Committee
Chief Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Findings From UN Independent Housing Expert
By: New Zealand Human Rights Commission
New Report A Pathfinder For Affordable Housing
By: Local Government NZ
PSA Welcomes Increased Government Funding For Homeless Support
By: Public Service Association
Government’s Homelessness Action Plan Misses The Mark
By: State Housing Action
Homebuyers Shouldn’t Be Competing With Kāinga Ora
By: New Zealand National Party
House Price Increases Break New Yearly Records, Regions Most Affected
By: RNZ
'Beyond The Pale': Councils Respond To Kāinga Ora Powers
By: RNZ
Kāinga Ora Rubs Up Against Councils In Housing Consents
By: RNZ
New Helen Clark Foundation Report Urges Capital Gains Tax
By: RNZ
Community Law Welcomes Housing Support – More Needed
By: Community Law Centres Aotearoa
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media