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Auckland's Affordable Housing Crisis

Auckland's Affordable Housing Crisis

Election meeting to hear the housing policies of the main political parties

Thursday 3rd November 2011, 7pm - 8.30pm

A critical election meeting on Auckland's housing crisis will take place on Thursday 3rd November at 7pm. It is being held at Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn Street.

Candidates or spokespeople from National, Labour, Green, Maori, ACT, Mana, and NZ First Parties have been invited to give their policies on addressing the lack of affordable, quality housing in the Auckland region, and their overall direction in housing policy.

Shortage of supply, the growing crisis of overcrowding, the impact of HNZC reforms on most vulnerable families / individuals, high proportion of Maori & Pacific Island Homeless, poor quality and security of the private rental sector are just some of the many pressing concerns.

The meeting has been organised by community organisations involved with Housing Call to Action, a broadbased network of housing and social service organisations and agencies working in West Auckland and more recently in South Auckland.

Speakers are:

Carmel Sepuloni, MP - Labour's associate spokesperson on social development and candidate for Waitakere

Paul Hutchinson MP - National, MP for Hunua and Chair, Health Select Committee.

Alan Johnson, Green Party spokesperson on housing

Sue Bradford, Mana Party candidate for Waitakere

Kath McCabe, ACT Party candidate for Tauranga

Andrew Williams, NZ First candidate for North Shore

Maori Party - tbc

The meeting will be chaired by Professor Jenny Dixon, Dean of the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, Auckland University.

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