Outside the Carey Street development

A new 40-home development in Christchurch is the city’s first purpose-built development to feature a mix of social housing, affordable market rentals and progressive home ownership houses.

The Carey St development in the suburb of Somerfield was officially opened on 12 June by the Minister for Housing, Hon Chris Bishop, at a small ceremony. The project is supported by HUD through the Affordable Housing Fund, the Public Housing Plan, and the Progressive Home Ownership Fund.

The 40 homes are for family living and to be able to connect to parks, services, schools, and public transport nearby. The two-to-four-bedroom Homestar-rated homes have been designed using innovative construction techniques and materials to make them warm, dry, and efficient for years to come.

The project was led by the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) in partnership with Paenga Kupenga Ltd, the economic development arm of Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga.

ŌCHT is a registered charitable trust, a registered Community Housing Provider, and an approved Progressive Home Ownership provider. It has built 310 homes in 14 communities since 2019.

Find out more about ŌCHT and what they do on their website(external link)