The Palmerston North 46-unit social housing development is being delivered by the Soho Group with an expected completion date of February 2021.
Compass Housing Services NZ will manage the tenancy of all of the units.
The Palmerston North development features one and two-bedroom units across five separate blocks, two of which are three-storey apartment-style buildings.
The complex is one of several that Soho is building around New Zealand to relieve the housing shortage.
“It’s a 20-year commitment from us,” says Soho managing director Sam Wallace.
“We are not just building and getting out.”
Wallace said the medium-density project had provided challenges and new approaches to respond to the need for affordable housing.