of target for accessible new homes
A Kāinga Ora tenant is “appalled” the Government agency is not meeting its target to ensure 15% of its new-build state homes meet full universal design standards.
Information provided under the Official Information Act (OIA) reveal that since implementing its Accessibility Policy in 2020, the Government agency has recorded delivering only 70 new homes that meet full universal design standards between July 2020 and December 2022.
The total number of Kāinga Ora state homes built in the same time frame is 4775, which means only 1.5% of new homes meet the required standards.
In its Accessibility Policy launched in 2020, Kāinga Ora committed to ensuring at least 15% of new build public housing met full universal design standards. Universal design is the design of a space that can be accessed and used by the greatest number of people.
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