The profit-making social landlord: how it works

The profit-making social landlord: how it works
Modus-built social housing in Christchurch: “not your typical state house”. (Image: Modus Community Housing)
Nikitin Sallee
Profit-seeking – and tax-paying – landlords will have a role as non-government social housing expands in the wake of this week’s review of Kāinga Ora. This is the third in a series on the business of social housing. “Establishing a more dynamic social housing sector will provide opportunities for the not-for-profit and private sector to deliver alternative solutions and encourage innovation,” Bill English wrote in his review of Kāinga Ora, released by the government this week.This notion has legs: in the wake...

More Business of Housing

$300m of 'political restrictions' stymie Tauranga housing
Business of Housing

$300m of 'political restrictions' stymie Tauranga housing

Lazy crown capital could be freed up for housing innovation in the Bay of Plenty.

Nikitin Sallee 14 Jun 2024
'Take 15% or get nothing' tradies told
Infrastructure

'Take 15% or get nothing' tradies told

The alternative is liquidation and total loss, townhouse developer says.

Maria Slade 12 Jun 2024
How social housing challenges the bureaucracy
Business of Housing Business of housing

How social housing challenges the bureaucracy

Smaller but effective schemes and organisations are set to rise in the funding queue.

Nikitin Sallee 05 Jun 2024
Bill English: It's about the people, not who owns the houses
Business of Housing Exclusive

Bill English: It's about the people, not who owns the houses

Change at Kāinga Ora would diversify social housing and revive the privatisation debate.

Nikitin Sallee 29 May 2024