National’s housing crisis has saddled families with record mortgage debt as interest rates start to rise. Building affordable homes is more important now than ever, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
The public rightly puts much of the blame for the housing bubble at the feet of foreign speculators, and the next Prime Minister must listen to their concerns, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Apartment builder Ockham Residential has become the latest voice to call for the government to build affordable homes for Kiwi families to buy, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
“Helen O'Sullivan of Ockham has now joined prominent businesspeople like EMA chief executive Kim Campbell and the country’s biggest residential builder Mike Greer in calling for the government to start building houses.
35% of New Zealanders now live in places where the average house costs over a million dollars, and it’s killing the Kiwi dream of owning your own place, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Latest QV stats show that Queenstown has joined Auckland in having an average house price of over $1m. Their combined population is 1.65m, or 35% of New Zealand.
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett needs to explain whether the 558 state houses the Government has left vacant due to methamphetamine residue are in fact contaminated in light of revelations Housing NZ has messed up the testing procedures, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
John Key’s spin that New Zealand is in a building boom does not change the massive shortfall in building construction as new MBIE papers reveal, says Labour Party housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
“We can fix the housing crisis, by the government building 100,000 affordable homes for Kiwis to buy and by cracking down on speculators. But Mr Key seems to think just pretending there’s a building boom is enough.