gzt: Government makes the next move:
NZHerald: Temporary, pre-built houses could be placed on empty lots in Auckland to help ease the housing shortage, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key confirmed today that "pop-up" homes were one of a range of housing options being considered by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.
If it was not for community organisations like Te Puea the government would have ignored these issues for a long long time if not forever.
The problem with temporary buildings is they tend to become permanent. Look at state housing, you have people live in them for 40+ years.
You will end up with a bunch of inadequate structures (that still cost a lot) that stay for years.