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Housing - Rental Assistance

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Provide financial assistance for housing to all tenants who need it through the accommodation supplement.
Enable beneficiaries who are tenants to have their rent deducted at source, if they so choose.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

Ensuring there continues to be a public role in the provision of affordable housing at a rent of no more than 25% of household income

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 rental housing
Continue to charge low-income state tenants no more than 25% of their income in rent.
Complete the review of the Residential Tenancies Act to ensure it provides a good balance between the needs of
Tenants for a decent home and the needs of landlords to manage their rental properties effectively
Ensure that the rentals paid by organisations that rent these properties are set on a sustainable and affordable basis

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee

Reintroduce and encourage the Home Buy scheme for HNZC tenants.
Conclude the review of the Residential Tenancy Act.

New Zealand First Pita Paraone

Private [home] ownership provides an underlying social stability.
Provide a better match between the size and locality of houses and the requirements of tenants.
Ensure the Housing New Zealand Corporation, provides a better match between the size and locality of houses and the requirements of tenants
Make sure the Housing New Zealand Corporation meets the housing needs of New Zealand citizens and residents first when allocating state housing

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Establish a national tenancy database which contains accessible information about tenants and landlords based on the records of tenancies
Review Housing NZ tenancies on an annual basis to ensure that the occupants still meet the criteria and to ensure that housing stock is fairly allocated
Ensure that surplus state houses do not lie empty whilst long waiting lists exist in other areas

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

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