Restoring housing affordability
The Kiwi dream of owning our home is slipping out of the reach of more and more Aucklanders, and rents are becoming less affordable.
Auckland is now one of the world's least affordable cities, and people are living in garages and sleeping rough in cars. Urgent and bold action is needed to stop the worsening housing crisis and restore the affordability and availability of housing.
The housing taskforce
One of my first acts as mayor was to convene a housing taskforce that put the private and public sector around a table to work collaboratively on solutions to Auckland's housing issues.
The taskforce looked at supply-side factors such as land availability; infrastructure and finance; migration flows; macroeconomic settings and regulatory issues.
Mayoral Housing Taskforce Report