Social housing is a core role of Kainga Ora but under it's UDA obligations it should be able to spread it's wings. It seems a lot can be gained working outside government circles though before seeking support. theshiftaotearoa.wordpress.com/visionweek-2020
Would Kainga Ora support growing a more sustainable community provider model rather than being the majority provider (94%) of social housing
Thanks Rupert - will ask, but the models liek this are responsibility of Ministry of Housing. Kainga Ora is the delivery side for Crown
Great question Rupert. The Shift Aotearoa produced a webinar on this for Visionweek on Tuesday 9th. Check it out on the link below - it's just the start but let's talk about it.
It's clear as Paul suggests that these models do indeed need some public investment or public backing but there are many models and a lot of thinking has been done to understand what could work here, in Aotearoa. However, ultimately this public investment is a boomerang - what we invest as a society in better value systems of living, we get back many times in both value and wellbeing.
It's not my view that these models are the responsibility of Kainga Ora and I look forward to hearing more on this. Community housing alternatives and options cane be developed and discussed in communities (and with local government and existing providers) and Kainga Ora seems unlikely to front investment in such models.