New state houses – minus the view

Mar 2, 2015 | News

If you want a state house or “social housing” with a view, forget it. Beautiful views are banned in a draft new Government policy. Double garages and decks are out, too.

The draft of the Social Development Ministry’s “purchasing intentions” for income-related rental subsidies says the ministry will not approve subsidies for any houses with “attributes that increase the market rent without meeting the needs of the clients, for example, double garages, large outdoor decks, two bathrooms (in a small house), beautiful views”.

Read the full NZ Herald article here.

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