Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to comment on Aratohu tika tangata ki te whai whare rawaka i Aotearoa Guidelines on the Right to a decent home in Aotearoa. Our organisation believes warm, dry, safe, accessible, secure and affordable housing is a fundamental human right for all New Zealanders.
Housing Impacts on every aspect of our wellbeing – mental, physical, spiritual and social.
Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the Guideline and its emphasis on human rights, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, International human rights laws, the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous peoples and the United Nations ‘decency’ housing principles. We agree that a human rights and treaty-based approach offers a way forward to solving a complex housing crisis and achieving equity.