More public houses open for Auckland families

Three new community housing developments officially opened in West and South Auckland today, which will provide desperately needed homes for up to 30 households.

The new developments are in Otahuhu, Mangere and West Auckland, and provide a mix of newly built one, two and three bedroom homes.

“Demand for public housing continues to rise, particularly in Auckland, where about 42% of people on the social housing register reside,” Housing And Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said.

“In the midst of a housing crisis, one of the best ways we can tackle homelessness is to build more public housing.”

“Our priority is making sure everyone in need of somewhere to live has a place to stay, and this Government is doing everything we can to ensure that happens,” Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa said.

“Every home that is built means one less family that has to wonder where they are going to sleep tonight.”

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Source: Scoop NZ