Ashley Church: Are we building enough state houses?

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Newstalk ZB / NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 16 May 2020, 5:25PM
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Ashley Church: Are we building enough state houses?

Author
Newstalk ZB / NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 16 May 2020, 5:25PM

Community housing providers say they are shovel ready to help the Government build the 8000 new public houses promised in today's Budget, but also warned this was only half of what was needed.

The planned 8000 new state-owned houses would more than double the current programme to build 6400 homes for residential and transitional housing for homeless people.

The move was also expected to bring greater certainty to construction companies planning a path through the expected Covid-19 recession.

The Government said its Kāinga Ora agency would build 6000 homes, and non-profit community and transitional housing providers would build the other 2000.

OneRoof Property Commentator Ashley Church joins The Weekend Collective to talk about Budget 2020 and the housing market.

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