Housing Affordability Forum
The affordability of housing has a significant impact on the ability to attract businesses and skilled people to the sub-region. Priority One is a member of the Housing Affordability Forum, which was established in 2008 to develop a strategy to provide more affordable housing options. In 2014 Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council entered into separate Housing Accords with central government to fast track housing developments to increase the supply of homes. The Housing Affordability Forum is currently working with the councils to secure an opportunity to develop best practice design houses that are also affordable.