The Better Homes pathway recognises that adequate, warm and affordable housing is a key area of social wellbeing need for many in Dunedin. As with the other pathways, significant economic gains can also be made through this implementation stream.
A co-ordinated Council approach to housing quality and affordability issues for the city, working toward a whole-of-city approach, is the basis of the Better Homes pathway.
The main actions identified for this pathway are as follows:
- formation of Better Homes pathway team
- scoping and needs analysis, development of detailed action plan
- review of community funding delivery and effectiveness
- scope whole-of-city approach to housing quality improvement
- work with Welcoming Dunedin team to consider Settling In actions in relation to housing, such as provision of Dunedin-specific housing information for migrants
- work with Social Housing Providers’ Network to implement social housing strategy
- consideration and scoping of Social Housing Needs Assessment scenarios
- review of Healthy homes scheme, consideration of extension to rental properties
- implementation of eco-housing retrofit targeted rate scheme
- scope standards scheme for rental accommodation (like STARS programme)
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