“There are three single storey brick units in the development, each containing two apartments,” he said. “They’ll be ideal for single people or small families and will help in a small way to meet the huge need for affordable housing in Nelson.”
NTHT is a registered Community Housing Provider, offering rental homes at 70-80 percent of market rates. Director, Carrie Mozena says they get two to four enquiries every week, some of them from people whose need is quite desperate.
“We currently have 38 homes, housing 114 people and can usually offer only about six opportunities a year to new tenants, so the Orchard Street development is very significant for us,” she said. “These flats will be a real step up for most of the new tenants – they are affordable, fully insulated, double glazed, fitted out with heat pumps and each unit has a garden for indoor-outdoor living.”
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