The housing crisis in Auckland is a big problem. It’s estimated the city is short of 10,000 houses every year and it’s expected to get worse.
The shortage is happening because new houses are not keeping up with the city’s growing population.
Currently, just under 1.5 million people live in Auckland. Over the next thirty years, Auckland's population is expected to grow by 1.2 million people requiring 400,000 new houses.
The Auckland Plan says 300,000 will go within the urban boundary and 100,000 on green field land.