Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has urged parishes in his diocese to consider what responses they can make to address the housing crisis in their areas.

Today’s housing crisis is the fruit of successive governments failing to put the time, effort and funding into sustainable housing solutions, says Bernie Smith...

“We echo the concerns of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust’s Bernie Smith, who calledKiwiBuild a ‘community trainwreck’. Displacing thousands of public housing tenants in order to build private housing in public land ...

At this year’s Bruce Jesson Memorial lecture, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust’s Bernie Smith argued KiwiBuild’s flaws not only perpetuate housing unaffordability, but cause further intergenerational social problems.

To resolve the housing crisis, Smith said the government and bureaucrats needed to work together and have a generational housing strategy that “builds strong housing communities for the present and the future generations”.