The Office of the Auditor-General has recently released a report about using information to improve social housing services, and the report received a lot of media attention.
According to the report, having a safe and secure home in good condition is essential for people's wellbeing and quality of life.
“Providing houses for people who are struggling to secure appropriate accommodation is an important public service.
“People who need social housing can be some of the most vulnerable in our society. A significant proportion require social services, including for medical, mental health, and addiction conditions. It is important for Housing New Zealand to have a good understanding of tenants' needs and its role in supporting them.”
What other research is available about social housing in New Zealand? The Hub, managed by Superu, is a one-stop-shop of government social science research and contains a wealth of information about housing, as well as other issues such as education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, the economy, families, children and young people.