Story: Suburbs

Government housing loans, 1950s

The government-owned State Advances Corporation was a major source of finance for new homes in the 1950s, and its lending policies shaped the growth of suburbs in that period. This brochure encourages people to use State Advances loans to become first-time homeowners.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-HOUSING-1951-01

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - New suburbs, 1950s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010