Labour have produced figures that now highlight what a scam the Unitary Plan really is.
This is a war of privilege between the haves and want mores, this is not a fight between the haves and have nots. In one corner the rich baby boomer property speculators are fighting the Unitary Plan to keep their privilege, in the other corner blue-green millennials who want the privilege they feel they’ve been denied are leading the fight for it.
As for the poor, screw them. This housing crisis has been stolen by rich people.
Labour have broken down the numbers, and they show what a joke this debate has become.
“The majority of these houses will be out of the reach of most Auckland families. The modelling found- that, of the 247,000 new homes planned within the existing urban area, 85 per cent will cost more than $800,000 and most will cost more than a million dollars.
“Less than 2 per cent will cost less than $600,000 and just one house is expected to be sold for under $500,000.
“If this is National’s brave new world then they are even more out of touch than anyone suspected.
“The mortgage on a $600,000 home costs nearly half of the median Auckland income (see table attached), meaning 98 per cent of these 247,000 houses will be unaffordable to the typical family.
“Lacking any credible plan of its own, National is relying on the Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan to tackle the Auckland housing crisis. But these numbers show that under the Plan very few affordable homes will be built.
…so less than 2% of houses will even be affordable for the majority of people? These rich buggers have used the plight of the tens of thousands of poor people living in over crowded garages and cars to further their own agenda, this Unitary Plan isn’t about solving the Housing Crisis for everyone, it’s about solving the Housing Crisis for the children of the rich.
How dare the poor get pimped so Blue-Green millennials and property speculating greedy boomers can all get Gold Credit Card applications in the mail.
We need a real solution, and building 85% of the 247 000 homes to only further fuel the speculative bubble is not a solution. Less than 2% of these houses will be affordable, that’s not a bloody solution!
We need a political revolution to force the interests of those paying the highest price for this speculative greed to be front and centre of any solution. Labour’s KiwiBuild that will only allow first time house buyers to buy affordable houses is a solution. The Unitary Plan is not.