Rental housing quality to improve

The Housing Minister, Nick Smith, has announced that the government will introduce improvements to rental housing quality, following pressure from campaigning groups and public outcry about the death of a child in state housing.

Housing experts do not believe the measures go far enough, as is set out extremely well in this Briefing Paper here. However, the fact that the changes are happening at all is positive, and is the result of concerted pressure from civil society.

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