The Announcement party: announces more homes nobody can live in

The government plans to create 510 new social and temporary homes in Bay of Plenty over the next three years.

Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro said 220 of them will be in Tauranga and Papamoa and 290 in the wider region.

He said families with the greatest need would be prioritised for the emergency housing, with support from the Te Tuinga Whanau Support Services Trust.

Mr Ngaro said the houses would be both bought and built.

Credit where it is due – the government knows it can’t build them in time, so it has to buy them.

WAIT.

Hang on.  The government is now going to be in the market competing for homes?  What about the first home buyers?

 

RNZ


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