Another housing programme that hasn’t helped a single family

Stuff reports:

publicly-funded programme set up two years ago to help people buy their first home is yet to do so for even a single family.

The Christchurch Housing Initiative – Te Whāriki tū-ā-Rongo – began in September 2019 with the aim of helping 50 low to modest income families buy their own home through a shared loan scheme.

The programme was initially hindered by regulatory issues so it switched to a shared ownership model in mid-2020. But that was then beset by lending problems.

To date, eight families shortlisted for the programme remain in limbo over their chances to own a home.

So $6 million announced and over two years the only ones to have benefited are lawyers!

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