Transformative housing policy for Aotearoa New Zealand: A briefing note on addressing the housing crisis
Paul, Jacqueline; McArthur, J.; King, J.; Harris, M.
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Citation:Paul, J., McArthur, J., King, J., & Harris, M. (2020). Transformative Housing Policy for Aotearoa New Zealand: A Briefing Note on Addressing the Housing Crisis. Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland Public Policy Institute. https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/auckland/arts/our-research/research-institutes-centres-groups/ppi/policy-briefings/ppi-housing-full2.pdf.
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● We need to understand housing policy in historical context, including in the context of colonisation and in light of the successes and failings of the first Labour Government ● We need a new paradigm for housing policy, focusing on: ○ Decentring home-ownership ○ Decolonising housing policy ○ Democratising housing policy-making ○ Decommodifying housing ● We propose ten policy ideas for greater consideration, arising out of this new paradigm: 1. A Ministry of Public Works 2. A Green Investment Bank 3. A State Lending Agency 4. Transferring regulation of mortgage lending to Parliament 5. Enabling public sector leadership for housing policy 6. Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga in housing policy 7. Fair taxation of housing 8. Expanding state and community housing 9. Enhancing the rights of renters 10. Tackling homelessness ● Securing these policy changes requires not just political will but active campaigning to shift the balance of forces in debates about the future of housing policy