Affordable Housing

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31 May 2020

Affordable Housing for Māori

Dr Fiona Cram spoke with 27 Māori key informants in conversational interviews about what makes a house a home for whānau Māori and how housing supports Whānau Ora (Māori collective wellbeing). Read her full report here.


2 December 2019

Integrated Report Available

This research report draws together key findings from four research components considering the outcomes of accessing affordable secure housing. Download it now via the publications page.


30 August 2019

Two new publications

Available on the publications page here two new journal publications from Professor Larry Murphy. Performing calculative practices: residual valuation, the residential development process and affordable housing in Housing Studies  ‘Neoliberal social housing policies, market logics and social rented housing reforms in New Zealand’, in International Journal of Housing Policy


10 September 2018

10th Sept Presentation to Housing Committee, Christchurch City Council

  Research team leader Dr Kay Saville-Smith was invited to present to the Christchurch City Council’s Housing Committee on research findings from National Science Challenge projects she is currently leading or a researcher on, including: BBHTC -Architecture of Decision-Making BBHTC – Revitalising the Building Industry and Affordable Housing BBHTC – Building Solutions for Affordable, Age […]


30 August 2018

Following the Money: Understanding the building industry’s exit from affordable housing production

This research bulletin (available from the publications page) suggests an explanation for the desertion of affordable housing is the significant withdrawal of government capital assistance and investment in affordable housing.


6 August 2018

Affordable Housing increasingly a problem for over 65s

  Part of our research on revitalising the production of homes in the lower quartile value of the market will look specifically at retirement age households and the increasing numbers of older people finding housing unaffordable. The Retirement Commissioner warns about the looming crisis here