PHOTO: KiwiBuild Wanaka

A Queenstown community housing trust helping people into affordable homes says KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka are overpriced compared to what’s available on the open market.

As the Government announced it’s so-called KiwiBuild reset this week, Wanaka was cited as part of the problem, with little demand from first home buyers for houses that have been built there under the scheme.

Seven Sharp reported on a KiwiBuild house in Wanaka that would cost $645,000.

The Queenstown District Community Housing Trust provides assistance for qualifying residents to get into affordable housing.

The Wanaka KiwiBuild houses have been hard to sell and Julie Scott of the trust says they’re too expensive.