HUD and the Government Policy Statement
HUD is currently reviewing its policy for the GPS. This policy will communicate the long-term vision for housing and urban development systems and how the Government will work with others to make it happen. It is intended to provide a shared vision and direction across housing and urban development, and to guide and inform the actions of all those who contribute.
Submissions are open until the 30th July. Details can be found at https://www.hud.govt.nz/urban-development/government-policy-statement-gps/. Please if you have time, do a submission. Private property providers are hardly mentioned in this document which is a real concern for our industry.
Empty homes project
The Wise Group - a charitable trust - has just launched an independent feasibility study into empty homes in New Zealand. They have liaised with property sector stakeholders (including Sharon Cullwick) during the development phase of their project. The Wise Group understands that housing is a complex issue, and there can be many potential reasons and contributing factors for leaving a property empty. They are aware that empty home owners can be misunderstood or unfairly judged. Therefore, they seek to authentically and openly engage with owners of empty homes.
Please take part in the Empty Homes project
The Wise Group welcomes the participation of empty home owners in the project and looks forward to understanding your situation and perspective.
REMINDER - Healthy Homes webinar on 29 July
The 29 July at 7.00pm is the new date for a webinar with Tenancy Services. During this webinar, Raymond Suen from Tenancy Services and Elzeth Grant Fargie, Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, will be answering the questions you have forwarded to NZPIF. If you have not already registered and would like to listen in please register using this link - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofuypqT0qGN33eB3kHtOtaxv9MVbAYZxW