It’s awful to live in a damp home. We know it from experience, or from stories, like the one told by Kayla at the Wellington Renters United launch: of multi-coloured … Continue reading Researchers help make some homes less damp
This is the second part of a two-part interview with Shamubeel Eaqub, author, along with Selena Eaqub, of the book Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand’s Priorities. The interview took place … Continue reading “Rich folk know how to not pay taxes”: An interview with Shamubeel Eaqub (Part 2)
Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand’s Priorities, by Shamubeel Eaqub and Selena Eaqub, has received a great deal of attention since it was released six months ago, and quite rightly. It’s … Continue reading “We need to focus on the wins we can sustain”: An interview with Shamubeel Eaqub (Part 1)
In the important new book, No country for old maids? Talking about the ‘man drought‘, one of the issues author Hannah August puts her brilliant mind to is the disadvantages … Continue reading Single ladies and the housing market
Today, New Zealand’s newest MP, Green Marama Davidson, gave her maiden speech in Parliament. It’s a remarkable speech in many ways, but this is a blog about housing, so I … Continue reading “You shouldn’t have to become an MP to get a house to live in”
Thirty-four thousand people in New Zealand are homeless, or severely housing deprived: they crowd in to friends’ homes, stay in campgrounds, boarding houses, garages or cars, and live on the … Continue reading Would a statutory right to housing make a difference to homelessness?
This is a repost from the CPAG blog. A rental housing warrant of fitness (WOF) sets out a list of fundamental features of a safe and healthy house. If a house … Continue reading Government-commissioned report makes a strong case for a rental WOF