Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”

  title={Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”},
  author={Lucy Frances Telfar-Barnard and Julie Bennett and Philippa Howden-Chapman and David E Jacobs and David Ormandy and Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Nicholas Preval and Michael G. Baker and Michael D Keall},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
In New Zealand, as in many other countries, housing in the private-rental sector is in worse condition than in the owner-occupier housing sector. [] Key Method The WoF's development was based on two decades of research on the impact of housing quality on health and wellbeing, and strongly influenced by the UK Housing Health and Safety Rating System and US federal government housing standards. Criteria were field-tested across a range of dwelling types and sizes, cities, and climate zones.

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