The Human Rights Commission has launched a national inquiry into the housing crisis, saying successive governments have failed to give New Zealanders decent homes, RNZ reports. The commission created the initial guidelines to clarify what the right to a decent home means in Aotearoa ahead of the inquiry later in the year. The 48-page guidelines are built on values such as fairness and manaakitanga, the United Nations housing principles and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.