March 31, 2016
Concerns remain about Tamaki regeneration
About 2800 state houses in Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure are about to be transferred from Housing New Zealand to the Tamaki Regeneration Company, and Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare will be keeping a close eye on developments.
The process of moving people out of older state houses and putting a mix of more intensified social housing and private dwellings on the land has generated a lot of work for the local MP.
He says there have been questions about the treatment of many elderly and disabled people who feel displaced by the move, but the talk from the company of community rather than just houses is positive.
"Most of the work up to date has been around the development on houses. I'm looking forward to seeing how actually they're going to be more proactive managing in a fairer way which is the reason why everybody has been having a go at Housing New Zealand and the community saying they can do it better. So we will be keeping an eye on that, he says.
Tamaki Regeneration is a joint venture between the government and Auckland housing.
There’s a protest this afternoon at 3pm outside the Tamaki Regeneration Company offices in Glen Innes.
Organisers say the transfer of state homes means 2800 households will be anticipating eviction and subsequent demolitions of housing in a process of a process of state-led gentrification and socially cleansing low-income communities.
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