Young Māori struggling to get on housing ladder as homeownership dramatically declines
"We know that the homeownership levels are at the lowest they've ever been and at this rate look like they might be heading to even lower depths, which is a particular challenge for us," Associate Minister for Housing Peeni Henare told The Hui.
The Government recently announced its new national Māori housing strategy, Maihi Ka Ora. It aims to have a more cohesive partnership with iwi which Henare believes will increase the housing stock for Māori.
"We know that a lot of our whānau are renters and all of our whānau find themselves in social housing. In order for us to amend this issue, and for us to build more homes for Māori, we need to be able to support iwi with capital investment and infrastructure."
Meanwhile, Rotorua couple Rangipare Ngaropo and Uenukuterangihoka Jefferies, who have just bought their first home, are urging other young Māori not to give up.
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