25 new state homes for Christchurch
The Government will build 25 new state homes for Christchurch's most vulnerable residents.
More than $2 million in social housing funding had been earmarked for Canterbury, Housing Minister Phil Heatley said today.
The housing will target Christchurch people who have intellectual disabilities, head injuries or mental health issues, and people who are socially disadvantaged, such as refugees and the homeless.
"These new units will help vulnerable Christchurch people who need help to find suitable housing," Heatley said.
The largest grant, of $1.3m, went to the Comcare Charitable Trust to support the development of 20 single-person flats in four housing communities throughout Christchurch.
Comcare provides long-term social housing for people severely affected by mental illness or addiction who are still able to live relatively independently.
A $750,000 grant will go to Accessible Properties to help build three two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units in Sydenham.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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