Housing Minister Phil Twyford said the stocktake report will provide an up to date picture of the housing market – gathering definitive data on homelessness, the rental market, and the decline of home ownership.

Mr Twyford said it’s time the government was upfront with the public.

“For years and years under the past government we just had spin and denial from a government that refused to accept even its own definition of homelessness that suppressed the figures around the number of houses that were being built, the number of affordable houses that were being built.”

The government says it is time to ‘open the books’ and ‘give New Zealanders an accurate picture of housing in New Zealand. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski


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