|11 July 2000|
Housing Waiting List About 550
About 550 people are on the waiting list for Christchurch City Council housing units.
In a report to the Community Service Committee yesterday, the Property Manager, Rob Dally, said a purge of the waiting list was made in January.
Since April 241 allocations have been made, 39 of them transfers from other units.
Vacancy rates for April, May and June ranged from 3.11 per cent to 3.68 per cent.
Mr Dally said the Beckenham Housing Project, a joint venture between the Council and the Colombo Street Baptist Church, will be officially opened on Saturday 2 September.
The 11 units, in Percival Street, will be called Lancewood Courts.
Work on the three-storey, 25-unit Cecil Court in Waltham should be finished in December, rather than the original completion date of March 2001.
Further information: Rob Dally: 941 8500.