Housing Insecurity in New Zealand


These presentations will explore housing insecurity in New Zealand and comparable countries drawing on local and global research. We will define housing insecurity (homelessness) and examine why today's housing crisis exists. Housing insecurity will also be considered in relation to home ownership (The Kiwi Dream), state housing, renting, homeless shelters, property investment and domestic violence. Academic literature from Sociology, urban studies, social geography, social policy and history will be used to present a wider picture of housing insecurity in New Zealand and throughout the West.