Commissioned by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and released today, A Stocktake of New Zealands Housing assesses the entire housing continuum from homeownership and market renting, to state housing and homelessness, and the social cost of substandard housing
by Jan MischkeAround the world, some 330 million urban households either live in substandard housing
, or pay more for their housing than they can afford.
We know there are close to three million people in substandard housing
and this will let them hold their landlord to account.
Many are paying appallingly high rent for this substandard housing
so that they can stay off the streets.
A contractor denied before a hearing at the House of Representatives on Monday that he had built substandard housing
for the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda.
The book brings together perspectives from noted scientists, public health experts, housing advocates, and policy leaders to fully explain the problem of substandard housing
that plagues our nation and offers holistic, strategic, and longterm solutions to fix it.
Manitoba has the highest percentage of First Nations people living in substandard housing
in Canada (29 per cent), reads the report.
The whole package stems from a belief that 'there is a culture of dodgy landlords/letting agents ever growing in Coventry that exploit students with over-priced and/or substandard housing
, seeing students as nothing more than easy profit.
Director Ed Cox said: "More taxpayers' money than ever is being paid to private landlords for substandard housing
Much of Mrs Finch's description could easily have fitted my school - new headmaster, new staff, substandard housing
, language problems etc.
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing
locally and worldwide by constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes, advocating for fair housing policies, and providing resources to families.
How can people who are living in substandard housing
and on the lowest breadline, tolerate such disgraceful inequality?