The Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 sets out the Government’s public housing supply intentions for the next four years and provides information about the location and number of an additional 8,000 public and transitional housing places that will be delivered by June 2024 – 6,000 public housing places and 2,000 transitional housing places.
Of the 8,000 planned, how many will be in Northland? The plan sets out to increase the public housing supply in the Northland region by 85 homes by 2022 and 395 by 2024. Transitional housing places will almost double, rising by 145 by 2024.
The Public Housing Plan focuses on building housing in New Zealand’s regions where there is high need – areas where housing supply hasn’t kept up with population growth, causing housing shortages, rent rises and increased deprivation. Northland is one of these high need areas, alongside Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North and Whanganui.