Stuff: Budget 2021: Moving the dial on Māori housing

The Government’s $380 million Budget investment in Māori housing has been heralded as a step in the right direction, rather than unleashing transformational change.

…Associate professor at Massey University’s school of economics and finance, Matthew Roskruge, said while the Māori housing spending was welcome, it demonstrated a cautiousness.

“But it’s a step in the right direction. If we see sustained investment at or above these levels over a number of budgets, it is actually realistic given our capacity to deliver. The economy is struggling to deliver already on a number of work programmes that are already there. There’s only so much resource and so much capacity,” Roskruge said.

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