Housing Minister Phil Twyford shared his aspirations for housing and Housing New Zealand with the leaders of People and Property yesterday.
Minister Twyford joined the Wellington forum alongside other agency representatives from Ministry of Social Development, Te Puni Kōkiri, Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Ministry of Health, Corrections and the University of Auckland.
The Minister outlined the government’s achievements to date while indicating a review of the Residential Tenancy Act.
“We want to make changes that improve the lives of New Zealanders so there is quality of living with dignity. We are the inheritors of a great tradition of state housing.”
The Minister said there are a number of interventions the government has in the pipeline to increase the supply of housing. He said no one was under the impression it would be easy and that partnerships were in order.
“Since I have been in this role I’ve very much enjoyed working with your Board and Executive Team very much. I have a good working relationship and great confidence in your CE. We want you to be a truly great public housing service, a standard setter.”