CAN you commit to subsidising insulation & healthy home initiatives?

Party Rating Answer Comment
GREEN CAN Yes. Our key housing policy is to deliver healthy homes for our poorest children. We’re committed to bringing back the Warm Up NZ scheme to insulate another 200,000 homes & set up a compulsory WoF scheme for all rented houses to ensure they’re warm & healthy. Read more
INTERNET MANA CAN This programme has been a huge success and should be extended, along with a warrant of fitness for rentals and the building of 10,000 new, energy efficient and warm state houses a year to address the current housing crisis.
LABOUR CAN Through our Healthy Homes Guarantee Labour will make sure every rental is warm and dry. Half the kids growing up in poverty live in private rentals and they are getting sick because so many of the houses are cold and damp. We will amend the Residential Tenancies Act to set minimum standards for heating and insulation. Read more
MAORI CAN Through our party’s negotiations, the Warm Up NZ: Heat Smart programme has resulted in 259,719 houses benefitting from home insulation; and the Healthy Homes initiatives. We’ll increase the number of insulated homes annually, make a WOF scheme compulsory for all rental properties and address overcrowding, homelessness and substandard housing. Read more
NATIONAL CAN DO BETTER Yes, we are continuing to invest in home insulation with a programme targeting low income households with high health needs. We are investing $100 million over three years to insulate 46,000 homes at no cost to the home-owner. Since 2008, we have insulated more than 260,000 homes through our Warm Up New Zealand programmes. While the National govt has delivered some of this, it delivered less than promised
NZ FIRST CAN DO BETTER New Zealand First would require better building quality and sustainable housing objectives - including leak proofing, insulation and earthquake and landslip resistance. We would develop a New Zealand Housing Plan to revamp the NZ Housing market. Read more
UNITED FUTURE CAN DO BETTER Through our party’s negotiations, the Warm Up NZ: Heat Smart programme has resulted in 259,719 houses benefitting from home insulation; and the Healthy Homes initiatives. We’ll increase the number of insulated homes annually, make a WOF scheme compulsory for all rental properties and address overcrowding, homelessness and substandard housing. Read more
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