Kōrero: 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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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
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/mi/document/32437/dunedin-houses-opened (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012