Bev James; Gauri Nandedkar
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
This report presents a case study of social innovation in housing, through developing integrated responses to housing unaffordability within the Waikato region. The two linked innovative responses described are strategic networking (exemplified by the Waikato Housing Initiative – WHI), and the establishment of a community land trust (the Waikato Community Lands Trust – WCLT). The WHI is a multi-agency and cross-sectoral group with goals to improve the delivery of affordable housing that responds to local housing need. The WCLT is a charitable trust aiming to acquire land on which partners will build affordable housing.
Other reports associated with this research
Opit, S. & James, B. (2022). Innovating Housing Futures: Case Study of the Nelson Housing Reserve Fund. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, Affordable Housing for Generations – Component E, August 2022, 42pgs. Wellington: BBHTC.
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Housing, Waikato, housing affordability, affordable housing, strategic networking, community land trust, homeownership
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Housing Affordability; Community Land Trusts
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
James, B. & Nandedkar, G. (2022). Innovating Housing Futures: Waikato Case Study. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, Affordable Housing for Generations – Component E. December 2022, 30pgs. Wellington: BBHTC.