scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

Papakāinga Housing Project Makes Home Ownership Dream, A Reality On Chatham Islands

Papakāinga Housing Project Makes Home Ownership Dream, A Reality On Chatham Islands
Hon Willie Jackson Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori Minister for Māori Development An innovative Papakāinga development project supporting low to median income Māori whānau towards home ownership, is set to break ground in the Chatham Islands today. ...

An innovative Papakāinga development project supporting low to median income Māori whānau towards home ownership, is set to break ground in the Chatham Islands today.“Building houses on the Chatham Islands (Rēkohu/Wharekauri) is difficult logistically and made even harder because banks don’t readily lend there.The homes are being built on land gifted to Chatham Islands Housing Partnership Trust by the Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust.The CIHPT was established by the two Chatham Islands iwi/imi (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri and Hokotehi Moriori Trust), Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust and Chatham Islands Council.

Te Puni Kōkiri has also been active with housing repairs and individual infrastructure grants on the Chatham Islands.The Chatham Islands development is part of that overall investment.

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