March 24, 2021
Action coming on Maori housing
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says more action is coming on Māori housing.
The Government’s housing package this week has been criticised for ignoring the plight of the homeless or of Māori, the majority of whom don’t have enough income to take advantage of the support offered,
Mr Jackson says the announcement was about first home buyers and extending the bright-line test to discourage property speculation, but work is continuing on opportunities for Māori.
"Clearly we are going to have to have targeted funding which we haven't announced yet but we will be looking go in the next couple of months. I'm responsible for targeted funding in terms of papakainga and repairs, that's a big kaupapa for me, and I'm working with Peeni Henare on housing in a general sense and with Megan Woods with regards to the Poriruas, the Manurewas, the Papakuras, so Māoridom, don't despair," he says.
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