The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was opened today by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.
Phil Twyford says the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will help the Government build New Zealand out of the national housing crisis and restore the basic right to healthy, affordable housing for all New Zealanders.
“Housing and urban development is too important to New Zealand and too complex an area to remain split across government agencies. We need one single, strong organisation to lead across agencies and across the housing and urban development system.
“We need to focus government efforts because the housing shortage is hurting New Zealanders. Too many people are homeless, in poor quality housing or locked out of home-ownership.”
HUD will implement the Government’s ambitious housing and urban development programme to end homelessness, make housing affordable and make cities more liveable.
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