May 20, 2020
Community housing offers cure for damp homes
Community Housing Aotearoa says it has identified almost a billion dollars of ‘shovel-ready’ housing projects that can help address the need for permanent, affordable homes that are warm, dry and good to live in.
Chief executive Scott Figenshow says new figures from Stats NZ showing more than a third of Māori and Pasifika people live in damp houses was alarming.
He says the community housing sector has almost 3000 homes ready to start.
Ramping up the number of dry, well-built permanent, affordable homes – whether rented or owned – is a way to make inroads into the statistics on damp, mould and the adverse health consequences for future generations.
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