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Housing - Ownership Assistance

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Encourage home ownership of state houses through rent-to-buy programs.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

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New Zealand Labour Party Hon David Parker

Expand the grants and low interest loans available through the Housing Innovation Fund, and make sure it is easy to use, with a focus on providing home ownership opportunities
Develop our own ‘equity share’ scheme where Housing New Zealand Corporation provides a modest equity contribution to help modest income families with buying a home with repayment being required on sale or refinance
Our Mortgage Insurance Scheme will help people who can support a mortgage but can raise little or no deposit
A one-off deposit subsidy up to $10,000 will be made available to couples who are first home buyers and who both belong to the KiwiSaver government-sponsored work-based savings scheme
Home ownership education seminars will be run for up to 5,000 people a year

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee

Promote the concept of home ownership.
Investigate proven home ownership schemes.

New Zealand First Pita Paraone

Develop convertible rent-to-own schemes to encourage private owners.
Include Government housing assistance schemes in Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
Encourage NZers to save for their future long-term accommodation needs, to strengthen the family, and provide a sense of security for all families.
Provide finance facilities for self-build organisations to use as a revolving fund to assist low income earners into affordable homes.

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Encourage investment by the private sector and community agency in the construction of rental housing to be managed by Housing NZ as well as low cost housing available for purchase
Promote co-housing as an option for older people to join together to create and manage their own accommodation
Investigate the constraints on increasing the supply of housing
Encourage investment by the private sector and community agency in the construction of rental housing to be managed by Housing NZ as well as low cost housing available for purchase
Consider the sale of state houses with high valuations to purchase more properties for the same money

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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