Our new affordable housing development in Tāhunanui was officially opened today and tenants will move in soon after Easter. The five homes in Muritai St are for families and people on low incomes. There are four 2-bedroom homes and one 4-bedroom home, all designed to be warm, dry and energy-efficient. This development received significant support from the Nelson City Council, which provided a $850,000 grant, and a private philanthropic donor provided a matching donation. Donations were also received from Nelson Pine Industries and other members of the community. You can read a Stuff article on the opening here.
Top: Nelson Mayor Nick Smith, Nelson Tasman Housing Trust trustee Judene Edgar (middle) and NTHT Tenancy Manager Tanya Rich plant a tree; Nelson Mayor Nick Smith speaks; guests at the opening.
Bottom: Nelson City Councillor James Hodgson, Nelson Mayor Nick Smith, NTHT board of trustees chair Andrew Wilson and NTHT Director Carrie Mozena; Carrie Mozena outside some of the homes; guests at the opening.