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

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - New suburbs, 1950s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/25067/government-housing-loans-1950s (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010