Social housing residents rehoused

4:38 pm on 20 June 2012

Christchurch City Council has offered alternative accommodation to all residents affected by the closure of one of its social housing complexes last Thursday.

20 residents in the Reg Stilwell Place city housing complex were given a week to leave, after engineering assessments revealed the buildings are earthquake prone and should not be occupied.

The council's community services general manager, Michael Aitken, says all but two of the tenants have accepted the offer of relocation to other council-owned units throughout the city.

Mr Aitken says the remaining two people have decided to find their own accommodation.

He says tenants have been given assistance to move their belongings.

Engineering assessments are currently being carried out on eight of the council's other social housing complexes.