From msn.co.nz MHProNews has learned the government of New Zealand will add one and two bedrooms to 2,000 existing homes, three-fourths of them in Auckland, to help ease the country’s overcrowding. Under the same program, costing $370 million, 500 new two-bedroom modular homes will be built, the National Party Housing Minister Nick Smith announced today. He says the homes receiving the additions will also be landscaped, and that the projects will lead to better health and education results. The opposition Labour Party’s housing spokesman Phil Twyford says it’s a drop in the bucket in the face of the problem. “There are hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders living in uninsulated, overcrowded housing,” he says. Labour wants to build 100,000 modular homes in ten years. The projects are part of the National Party government’s affordable housing accord with Auckland to build 39,000 homes in the greater Auckland area over three years.
(Photo credit: nzherald–modular homes in New Zealand)