- Rental Assistance
financial assistance for housing to all tenants who
need it through the accommodation supplement.
beneficiaries who are tenants to have their rent deducted
at source, if they so choose.
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
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
Reintroduce and encourage the Home Buy scheme for HNZC tenants.
Conclude the review of the Residential Tenancy Act.
[home] ownership provides an underlying social stability.
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
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