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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Can we build 'tenure blind' housing in Wellington?

The Sunday Star Times features an article today about Fletcher's aim to build tenure blind housing i.e. mixed housing where it is impossible to tell how much income people have on the basis if their home. This type of housing is of course not new but it great to see Fletcher's take a lead here in developing such housing.

Such housing is critical if we are to have social cohesion. I remain strongly opposed to segregating those on low incomes in state or Council housing. The other issue is quality. The image above is an American one but I think attractive. Some of the examples from around NZ are less so, so some more work to do.

Photo courtesy of the King County Housing Authority in Washington.

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