Contribution of Rental Affordability to Child Poverty
Child Poverty Action Group - Greg Waite - August 2023
Everyone deserves a warm, safe, dry home. For too long politicians have taken a hands-off approach to the housing market and as a result Aotearoa New Zealand is the least affordable place to rent in the OECD contributing to unacceptable child poverty rates. In addition our population is growing faster than the share of affordable homes. An important first step in addressing the shortfall in affordable housing stock is measuring and monitoring the supply over time. This series of papers provides new analysis of rental housing affordability to provide a more complete picture of today’s private rental market.