Housing New Zealand may have completed its Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme but its work across the city will continue.
It was the New Zealand Government’s biggest investment in social housing in the South Island’s recent history.
Housing New Zealand’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme (CERP) was formed in 2011 to respond to the mammoth task of repairing 5000 earthquake damaged properties and to build up to 700 new homes.
Its programme to repair 5000 damaged houses was completed ahead of schedule last October while 700 new homes have been built or near completion
The CERP team officially ended its role on June 30 and has brought its work into “business as usual’’ within Housing New Zealand’s Asset Development Group.
The locally based team will continue Housing New Zealand’s ongoing plans to build between 100-150 new homes in the city annually.