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Monday, 12 May 2014

"...all in for more state homes"

Social housing mixed with affordable housing in Pinehill Cres.
The Dominion Post reports on an Official Information Act request intended to attack the government, which throws up a very interesting morsel of information:
Poorer parts of the Wellington region - Lower and Upper Hutt, Masterton and Porirua - are all in for more state homes.
We've already seen the first new house opened in Pomare, where the development is focusing on mixing affordable housing and social housing, much like the Pinehill Cresent development (pictured, right). There's also the earthquake risk housing on Ruahina and Rimutaka Streets that has been removed.

This is positive news for social housing. It means newer, drier and warmer homes for low income families who need housing support. The tiny morsel of information above goes to show that this process is on-going.