We are a collective mostly based in Tāmaki Makaurau that does research, analysis and activism on housing issues.
Our work is based on the concept of solidarity: we stand behind affected people and work with people with the principle that those affected are the best and only people who can effectively lead the campaign or organisation. We see it as a great strength to have members of the collective who also do work in other social justice issues in our society.
We are tied together in our belief that housing should not be treated like a commodity because it is a human right. Housing as a market is a thoroughly unproductive and allowing the “housing market” to operate on a laissez- faire (or "free market") model has led to ever-increasing inequality and escalating homelessness and threat of homelessness in Aotearoa. We are interested in more democratic forms of housing and how land can be decolonised and socialised/publically-owned and controlled, not only through the state but through genuine community housing initiatives.