Access to warm, affordable, safe and secure housing is widely reported to be a crisis for many Māori and Pacific. We have heard that this is also the case across Tararua so Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua is partnering with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Design to understand where the gaps are, what is causing these and what we can practically do to improving housing outcomes across our communities.
Some facts from the 2018 Census
|1. ||The 2018 Census estimated that nearly 0.9 percent of the population was experiencing severe housing deprivation in 2018 with many commentators saying that this has got worse due to significant house cost increases and lower availability of mortgage funding.|
|2.||Since 2009, homeownership rates have continued to decline, with homeownership at the lowest rate since the 1950s.|
|3.||The decline in homeownership has occurred unevenly, with greater falls for Māori and Pacific peoples, in particular. |
|4.||In some parts of New Zealand, housing supply has not kept up with demand for housing. This lack of supply has affected affordability throughout New Zealand, with the housing pressures affecting the most vulnerable among us.|
|5.||Inequalities in our regions housing have emerged, with one-parent families, the unemployed, and disabled people often experiencing poorer housing conditions.|
|6.||Māori and Pacific peoples, in particular, experience poorer housing outcomes, and higher rates of crowding and homelessness.|