The Waikato Regional Housing Initiative (WRHI) has established itself as a national best practice example of a collaborative approach to this challenge and is working across the housing sector to increase the pipeline of affordable homes in the Waikato.
One of the major priorities of the WRHI has been to provide everybody with better access to up-to-date information on the performance of the housing system, so that better and more timely decisions can be made to ensure that the right housing products are brought online, where, when and for whom they are needed.
Housing in the Waikato
One of our priority wellbeing challenges is to ensure all our people are well housed, especially in the affordable housing space.
In 2018 The Waikato Housing Initiative undertook a stocktake of homes in the Waikato, below you will see a snapshot of that data.
Live Housing Data Dashboard
The Waikato Wellbeing Project was keen to assist with developing the data dashboard, because of its importance to our SDG 11 goals, but also as a trial of an approach which we may be able to extend across all our SDG areas.
A data dashboard for housing means that the region can keep the 2019 housing stocktake continuously updated, allowing for better decisions on demand, quality and supply.
What Indicators can you access using the Data Dashboard?
THE WAIKATO REGION HAS WELL-FUNCTIONING HOUSING SYSTEM
HOMES IN THE WAIKATO ARE GOOD QUALITY AND PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF OUR PEOPLE
HOMES MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF WAIKATO PEOPLE
OUR HOUSING SYSTEM SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT AND CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
How to use the Data Dashboard
Click the image below to access the dashboard, navigate the sections of the dashboard using the tabs along the top of the dashboard to access various data.
The Waikato Region is currently 7,500 houses short and we require 50,000 more homes built by 2043 to meet the needs of our changing communities.
23% of homes are damp
18% have mould
Only 15% of Waikato families have enough income to afford to buy a home.
Housing is a priority, action is required now to achieve a brighter future.