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Maori housing a priority in Twyford plan
Housing Minister Phil Twyford

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Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says Maori housing will be a major feature of the Government’s reshaping of the sector.

In a speech to the Salvation Army in south Auckland today Mr Twyford spelled out plans including doubling the number of state houses the new Government intends to build from 1000 to 2000 a year,and shutting down the negative gearing tax breaks that give speculators an unfair advantage over first home buyers.

He says the Government won’t build all the houses itself, and he wants to see a thriving community and social housing sector.

Maori have been hammered by the housing crisis and he is working with Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and the Maori caucus on specific programmes.

He also want to work with groups like Mangere’s Te Puea Marae which is working with the homeless, and with iwi which want to build housing for their people or invest in urban development projects.

Mr Twyford says the Kiwibuild target of building 100,000 affordable houses over 10 years for first home buyers should also help to get Maori home ownership back on the rails.
 

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