Government says it has ‘inherited a mess’ with housing crisis

 

PHOTO: “This is a social and economic disaster for the country,” Phil Twyford said. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Housing and Infrastructure.

The Government says it has “inherited a mess” after newly released figures on the country’s housing crisis put the national shortfall at more than 70,000 homes.

“This is a social and economic disaster for the country,” Housing Minister Phil Twyford said today.

“It’s quite complex… and it’s going to require bold reform on a number of fronts sustained over a number of years.”

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