Topic: Housing

Native Affairs - Housing

By Mihingarangi Forbes

The Government has announced it will transfer 2,800 homes to the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company as part of its plan to add 5000 more to the Auckland housing stock.  

As well as 1.2 billion worth of property the Government will loan TRC $200 million over five years.  

Over half of the new houses will be sold to help offset construction costs, and the remainder will be retained as social housing.  

But what will that mean for the almost 8000 predominantly Māori and Pacific people currently living in those homes?  

Earlier Mihingarangi Forbes spoke to Bill English, the Minister responsible for Housing New Zealand.

To discuss the housing deal Mihingarangi Forbes is joined in studio by Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira and by Peter Fa'afiu from Tamaki Redevelopment Company.