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Adding It All Up

Salvation Army comments on the politics of Auckland’s housing.

> download 'Adding It All Up' Auckland Housing Report (PDF, 996KB)

Summary

The Salvation Army says urgent action is needed to counter 30 years of ingrained ideology and policy that has led to some Aucklanders growing rich through property speculation, while others live in overcrowded houses, in sheds and in caravans.

An approach that recognises the multiple causes of the current problem needs to be taken, says The Salvation Army, if only to provide a starting point for developing longer-term and meaningful solutions.

The paper’s recommendations include establishing an affordable housing agency, funded by Auckland Council and the Government and guided by an Auckland housing plan to ensure future housing needs are anticipated and planned for.

‘Adding It All Up’ was released on 23 August 2012.

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