Christchurch City Council has taken a further step toward tackling the city’s crippling housing affordability crisis, ratifying an agreement which will see it work with the national government to resolve the city’s housing shortage.

In an announcement on September 11, Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck said the city had ratified its  Christchurch Housing Accord, under which the government and the council will tip $NZ75 million and $NZ50 million respectively into a new fund to build an extra 450 homes on land at Awatea and…