Auckland’s deputy mayor is calling for a cross-party housing accord to solve Auckland’s housing crisis.
It comes as new figures reveal only 9 percent of properties built in Auckland last year were so-called affordable.
The development in Hobsonville is often seen as the poster child of affordable housing in Auckland.
The problem is developers can’t build homes there fast enough.
“Number one over the last four years [is] we’ve absorbed a city the size of Tauranga in the Auckland region and that’s creating the problem,” says Penny Hulse, Auckland’s deputy mayor.
Last year alone Auckland’s population grew by 50,000, requiring an extra 20,000 houses.
Only 5500 were built, and just 9 percent of them were what the Government calls affordable homes â€“ those valued under $500,000.
“It’s not enough. Ten percent is not okay in Auckland,” Ms Hulse says. “It means that housing and owning a house is not a future that every Aucklander can expect to be a part of.”
Hulse is planning to run for mayor, but nobody bothers to ask what she has done over the years to solve this problem. Â She was part of the idiots that created the artificial supply of land that caused everything to slow down and prices to rocket. Â Read more »