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Dr Nick Smith talks to Chris Lynch


Monday 05th May, 2014
Just how bad is the housing crisis in Christchurch? Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith talks to Chris Lynch about what the Government is doing.  A Christchurch Housing Accord has been agreed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Lianne Dalziel to help address housing issues in the city. Dr Smith says "this accord will improve the supply and affordability of housing in Christchurch. The Government will invest $75 million through a new Christchurch Housing Accord Fund, and the Council $50 million in a new housing entity. The Accord will also facilitate an increase in affordable housing by encouraging private investment and improving the regulatory environment.