Working with Nexus and CityScope was a dream, they very quickly understood what we needed. This type of survey (impact of affordable housing in a planned neighbourhood) has, to our knowledge, never been attempted in New Zealand. Nexus presented the findings in a manner that was quick to read and very easy understand. The research findings have informed the way the Housing Foundation plans and delivers it developments and works with its households. In addition, it has enabled the Housing Foundation to inform Government, the wider community housing sector, private developers and philanthropic supporters such as The Tindall Foundation that planned affordable housing has positive impacts on households and the community which drive positive longer term economic consequences.