29 Oct 2013

Chinese, disabled to benefit in Auckland housing announcement

9:53 am on 29 October 2013

The Chinese community and people with disabilities in Auckland are to benefit from the latest community housing projects in the city.

The Government is putting $16.7 million towards the 87 new homes, which will be spread across seven sites, and building work will start next year.

The houses will be up to 50% paid for by a Government grant and the rest will come from four different partnership organisations including the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust and Accessible Properties Auckland.

Housing Minister Nick Smith says these groups can provide the house as well as the social services the tenants might need.

The Government has a goal of 20% cent of all social housing being run by community housing organisations by 2018.