Kōrero: Housing and government

Council flats: Wellington, 1965 (2 o 3)

Council flats: Wellington, 1965

The aim of council flats was to house elderly and single people. Some of these people had been displaced by urban-renewal projects such as urban motorways and the demolition of housing that had been deemed slums. It was thought that these groups would be more amenable to medium-density living than families with children. Later, a shortage of accommodation meant some families were also housed in flats. These are the Hanson Street flats in the Wellington suburb of Newtown in 1965, soon after their completion.

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Wellington City Archives
Reference: 00158:6:237

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - Council housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32440/council-flats-wellington-1965 (accessed 10 April 2020)

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