Poverty action group slams more state housing plan in Auckland

Sunday 6 June 2004

A Housing New Zealand plan to buy, build or lease 567 homes in north-west Auckland over the next three years won't solve the area's accomodation shortages, members of the Child Poverty Action Group say.

By The Landlord

Minister of Housing Steve Maharey says the Government has allocated $128.9 million over the next three years to buy new homes in the Auckland region.

The money will allow Housing New Zealand to build or lease 460 homes in north-west Auckland.

It will also be used to buy 107 new homes.

But Child Poverty Action Group housing spokesman Alan Johnson isn't impressed.

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