Study on future housing needs
The future of home ownership and the role of the private rental market in Auckland is the subject of research to be commissioned by the Centre for Housing Research, Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ).
CHRANZ manager Terrence Aschoff said the research will build on the Housing Tenure Aspirations and Attainment research commissioned by CHRANZ and published in July 2005. It will include an analysis of future home ownership by ethnicity (Māori, Pacific and new settlers) and income (low to moderate) in Auckland, and look at the role of the private rental market in meeting the housing demands of those for whom owner occupation is not an option financially.
Other new research being funded by CHRANZ in the 2005/06 financial year includes research on:
- affordable housing in the Bay of Plenty region, which will investigate the links between housing, work and educational opportunities across the Bay of Plenty region. The research findings will be used to design and present a range of options aimed at alleviating any identified mismatches and arising stresses
- accessible housing for the future ageing and disabled population in New Zealand, which will look at supply and demand for accessible housing for New Zealanders with a physical disability, generate projections of future need for accessible housing, and consider the policy implications
- the impact on housing energy efficiency of market prices, incentives and regulatory requirements, which will analyse regulatory and market-based instruments to encourage house-owners (owner occupiers and landlords) to build new, or retro-fit existing, houses to make them more energy efficient. CHRANZ is now calling for tenders for this research. Applications close on 30 January 2006
- Pacific Island housing experiences, which aims to better understand the particular housing experiences and aspirations of Pacific Island communities, and identify emerging trends, issues and solutions to current and future housing problems
- housing and economic adjustment in New Zealand, which aims to: explain movements in house prices across territorial local authorities as a function of demographic and economic drivers; link housing supply responses to price and other determinants of supply; indicate near-term house supply responses; and identify any significant regional variations. This research by MOTU Economic and Public Policy Research is due for publication in February 2006.
CHRANZ is managing three other research projects, to be published next year:
- The Future of Housing in New Zealand
- Affordable Housing in Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman
- Māori Housing Experiences.
For more information, contact Terrence.Aschoff@chranz.co.nz