Story: Housing and government

Dunedin houses opened

Dunedin houses opened

In early 1937 the government provided new loan money for councils to build new dwellings to help meet a chronic housing shortage. The aim was to provide an affordable alternative to the government's state-rental scheme. Dunedin was among the councils that took advantage of the measure, building hundreds of dwellings for private sale in suburban Clyde Hill. The first three houses were opened by Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage in September 1937.

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Reference: Evening Post, 1 September 1937, p. 10

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - Council housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/32437/dunedin-houses-opened (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012