Social housing has been on the back foot since the emergence in the early 1950’s of housing policies which preferred to support home ownership. Today social housing remains of residual interest even to left wing governments – it is too important to those who depend on it to dismantle but not important enough in terms of votes to do much else but coax it along to an uncertain future
The present Government’s social housing reform agenda is long overdue. It is however by no means clear whether the true intention is to develop a more effective social housing system or to quietly privatise it.
Alan Johnson's presentation will provide some analysis on the current progress on the Government’s social housing reforms and speculate on where these might lead us. An alternative vision for social housing will also be presented.
Venue: Lecture Theatre OGGB3 Level ‘0’, Room 260-092 Owen Glen Building
University of Auckland.
Parking available under the OGB building.
Auckland Polish Society
Auckland, AUK 1025