A public consultation on what constitutes housing quality began today, says Stats NZ.
Feedback is being sought on a proposed housing quality conceptual framework, co-designed by Stats NZ, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Building Research Association of New Zealand.
“There’s currently no agreed definition of housing quality nationally or internationally,” says systems and partnerships general manager Rachael Milicich.
“It’s a very broad topic, so with this framework we’re aiming to capture an agreed way of thinking about housing quality, with all its different aspects and dimensions.”
The housing quality conceptual framework brings together and defines four interrelated elements of housing quality: housing habitability; housing functionality; environmental sustainability; and social and cultural sustainability.
“It’s important to note that we’re looking at housing in relation to people – our communities and whānau – as well as physical structures.”
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