Auckland Community Housing Trust
Region(s):Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki
Abbeyfield NZ Inc
Abbeyfield is a home and an answer to the needs of companionship, affordability and practical support to enable older tenants to live independently, with dignity.
Established in New Zealand in 1991 they are part of the international Abbeyfield movement. There are twelve houses over the country, one under construction, and more in the planning stages.All residents are tenants of Abbeyfield homes and each residence is classified as a boarding house. Home to mainly single residents, Abbeyfield homes are conveniently located large houses with 10 to 14 studios. An Abbeyfield House aims to be “a typical house in a typical street” offering companionship, independence and support in rental accommodation at a price affordable to the majority of older people. Read the profile on abbeyfield edited.pdf.
Accessible Properties Ltd
Accessible properties is New Zealand’s largest non-Government social housing provider managing more than 1400 homes throughout the country – and makes these available for affordable rental for those on low incomes. As a registered community housing provider, it is able to provide tenants with financial support from Government Income-Related Rent subsidies. It has particular expertise in the provision of whole-of-life homes that are suitable for older people and those with mobility restrictions or disabilities.
Aegis Projects are property and development consultants who have worked with a number of community housing providers.
Kahui Tu KahaPhone: 09 5314040
Alcohol & Drug Community Support TrustPhone: 07 834 2428
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Anglican Diocese of WellingtonPhone: 04 472 1057
Aorangi Maori Trust Boardpaul.email@example.com
Aspire Community Support
Aspire - Community Support deliver a quality residential and supported living service for people with intellectual disability We believe in people living life to the fullest. As a small service we pride ourselves in having flexible and adaptable services to meet peoples’ individual needs.
Hamilton Residential Trust was formed in 1989, as a response to the closure of big institutions and people being supported to live within the community. In 2015, we became Aspire—Community Support, and are proud to be a dynamic service with a number of properties, a supported independent living service and a broad range of staff skills and expertise. As a small service we pride ourselves on providing individualised services for the people we support. Our small size allows us to be flexible, nimble and adaptable. We work in partnership with the people we support, staff and also organisations within the sector to meet our vision – People living life to the fullest.
ATAMU Housing Trust (AHT)
Auckland City Mission
Since 1920 the Auckland City Mission has been providing health and social services to those in the community in desperate need, ensuring their basic human needs are met. At the same time, Auckland City Mission is also committed to addressing the larger issues facing the people they work with to enable them to move forward and fully participate in the community.
It is the Mission’s aim to improve the person’s well-being and health in the long-term. Services provided include: Homeless Outreach and Support, Homeless Community Drop-In Centre, Drug & Alcohol Services, Low-Cost Health Centre, Crisis Care emergency assistance, Community Foodlink Programme, support for isolated elderly. Each year tens of thousands of people receive help from the Auckland City Mission. All the Mission’s services are integrated and assist people to move towards a more positive, independent future.
Auckland Community Housing Provider Network
The primary activity of the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network (ACHPN) is to provide affordable housing solutions for low income households and people requiring support. The products and services provided cover the full spectrum of housing need across the housing continuum from emergency housing and facilitating essential support and services through to first time home buyers’ shared equity options.
We build communities by championing community focused housing options that are close to community facilities and transport; provide long term stability and personalized support as needed and mixed tenure communities to achieve social cohesion.
The Auckland Community Housing Providers’ Network is a group of not-for-profit community housing organisations based in the Auckland region that are actively involved in developing and providing affordable housing. Read more here:ACHPN-Profile-FINAL-Sep2014.pdf
The Auckland Council is the local government council for the Auckland region. Its governing body consists of a mayor and 20 councillors.Auckland Council is addressing housing affordability in a number of ways to help tackle Auckland’s housing issues and help boost the building of affordable homes in Auckland under the Auckland Housing Accord. These include integrating housing policy and delivery, implementing the Housing Action Plan, delivering on the Auckland Housing Accord as well as ensuring infrastructure is in place to support Special Housing Areas and other growth areas within the Rural Urban Boundary.
Bays Community Housing Trust
Early in 2004, a small group of people who belong to Long Bay Baptist Church, identified that there was a very real need on the North Shore for accessible, good quality housing for people who have experienced some form of mental ill health. Spurred on by research that indicated the extent of this need, by the end of 2004 a Trust had been established of people with a keen desire to do something, but with no money with which to do it.
The aim of Bays Housing Trust is to provide suitable, quality, affordable housing on the North Shore for people in social or economic need.
Beacon Pathway are an incorporated society committed to transforming New Zealand's homes and neighbourhoods. Through research and demonstration projects, we hope to show how to make our homes higher performing (resource-efficient, cheaper to run, healthier to live in), adaptable, resilient and affordable.
Boffa Miskell Limited
Bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to help our clients enhance the value and sustainability of our natural, built and social environment. Award winning consultants in planning, landscape architecture, urban design, ecology, graphics, mapping and cultural heritage.
Region(s):Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago
Chintaro Housing Management Software (MDB Consulting)
Chintaro Housing Management Software (MDB Consulting)
MDB Consulting is the developer and supporter of Chintaro who provide housing management software. Some of the growing list of New Zealand clients include: Comcare Trust, Dwell Housing Trust, He Korowai Trust, Keys Social Housing, Nga Rau Tatangi Ltd - Maori Housing Foundation, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust, Tauranga Community Housing Trust, and The PACT Group.
MDB Consulting can provide assistance with management of tenancies and properties.
Chow Hill Architects Ltd
The essence of Chow:Hill is collaboration. For our clients and ourselves it means we listen, we design, and we succeed together. collaborative design involves our clients in a seamless process of:Urban, Landscape, Architecture,Design,Health.
This philosophy overlays the real-world context in which we engage with clients and other stakeholders. It provides a framework and language for developing creative solutions and great outcomes across any business sector, demographic, market and geographic location, and for any project type.
Christchurch Methodist Mission
The Christchurch Methodist Mission is committed to providing warm, affordable and secure accommodation to those who need it most, ensuring that new tenants get the support they require. They are one of Christchurch's largest social housing providers with 26 bedsits and 12 one bedroom units for older people, plus eight townhouses for families. They are currently partnering with the Christchurch City Council and Youth & Cultural Development (YCD) to provide rental housing and on-going social support for homeless young people and families.
City Housing, Christchurch City Council
Operating under the name City Housing, our rental accommodation portfolio of more than 2,640 units (prior to the Canterbury earthquakes) spread throughout most suburbs is second only in size to Housing New Zealand Corporation.
Although rents charged are significantly lower than market rates, our housing policy requires that social housing be financially self-supporting and not funded from rates.
Cobham Street Trust
Good quality, affordable, sustainable housing that enables all people to enjoy a fulfilled life as part of their community.Cobham Street Trust was established in 1979 and is registered with the Charities Commission to provide community housing projects in Christchurch, for those in need including the elderly.
At present they have social rental housing village located at 23 Cobham Street, Spreydon Christchurch consisting of 20 one bedroom and 4 two bedroom units for seniors of limited means.
Comcare is a CHRA registered community housing provider.From small beginnings the organisation is now a large regional provider of social housing. Comcare specialises in housing single people, either in group situations in 2, 3 or 4 bed roomed homes, or in single bedroom flats in small complexes situated around the city. Comcare own a large property portfolio and lease a number of other houses and flats to complete its available housing stock.
Comcare’s Housing Support Services offer a variety of supports to assist people to find, set up and maintain appropriate housing. The Service also provides urgent assistance in times of unwellness or hospital admission to ensure accommodation is secure.
Community Housing Aotearoa
As the national organisation for our nearly 100 members we work to represent their voice, supporting the growth and development of community housing providers to better help them provide affordable and social housing.Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) aims to:
- be the voice of the community housing sector
- build capacity and foster collaboration
- promote best practice in housing policy
- champion quality and excellence
Community Housing Trust
We are here to work with families looking for affordable housing. Initially we focused on shifting houses from the Red Zone to create the first batch of affordable homes. The houses we relocate and renovate are high quality timber frame construction homes which we transform into wonderful family homes.
First and foremost CHT is here for the community and is not-for-profit. This means that all funds in the trust are put into developing affordable housing. CHT intends playing an active role in the city addressing many of the current housing issues, with land subdivision and building techniques, funding packages or support structures for families as they work toward owning their own homes. We think there’s a role for a community-based honest broker working with all sectors. The solution to affordable housing is a complex one and will require relooking at all current structures and searching for new ways of getting families into their own homes.
Community of Refuge Trust
CORT Community Housing (Community of Refuge Trust) is a leading accredited and registered social and affordable housing organisation providing homes for people on low incomes in Auckland. CORT Community Housing now has more than 223 one, two and three bedroom properties. These are homes for 249 households.
CORT Community Housing now owns over 60% of its properties. It also manages properties for other landlords. In 2015, CORT Community Housing completed nineteen new one and two bedroom units in Mt Wellington, a further nine two and three bedroom units at Waimahia Inlet and eleven one and two bedroom units at Lynton Road, Mt Wellington.
Compass Housing Services NZ Ltd
Compass Housing Services- Alleviating the hardship of housing stress
Compass provides secure and affordable housing for low to moderate income earning households, as well as housing products for disadvantaged people who have difficulties sourcing adequate and affordable accommodation.
Compass has been providing tenancy and property management services and housing solutions for people in need for over 30 years operating in New South Wales, Queensland and has recently begun operations in New Zealand in an effort to work with the Government in its major social housing reform program that involves 69,000 properties.
Compassion Housing Ltd
When the Sisters of Compassion bought the Upper Hutt City Council’s pensioner units in 2000, it gave us an excellent opportunity to provide more community outreach services to existing tenants, while also working constructively to keep people in the community. As a charitable organisation of the Sisters of Compassion, Compassion Housing is dedicated to respecting the dignity of older people by:
- offering quality housing that’s comfortable and affordable
- respecting their right to independence
- offering friendship, encouragement and helping them live active lives
- offering advocacy for access to healthcare, social and government assistance
- encouraging those with ill health to seek and obtain appropriate care
Coromandel Independent Living Trust
From modest beginnings in February 1994 the Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT) has become an integral and much valued part of life in the upper Coromandel. Although when it was first set up the trust focused on providing services for people with disabilities, its range of offerings has since become much broader. CILT is now an innovative Charitable Trust working collectively for the community in the disability, housing & education sectors.
In January 2008, CILT purchased the seven Kapanga Road pensioner bedsit flats from Thames Coromandel District Council, through the use of the Housing Innovation Fund from Housing New Zealand Corporation.CILT have since retro-fitted these houses.
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
CRESA has been undertaking social research and evaluation for over a decade and a half. Our research focuses on encouraging community development and sustainable communities. Current research includes:
This three year research programme focuses on the practicalities and implications of housing downsizing for people in mid-life and in retirement.We know very little about the practicalities of different forms of housing.
De Paul House
De Paul House provides housing and family support services. It responds to the needs of homeless families. Our service aims to keep families united in a safe and dignified environment, help them address the issues that have lead to them being homeless, and have them leave us to successfully re-establish themselves in the community.
Downtown Community Ministry Inc
DCM might be a small organisation, but we are working on some of the biggest problems facing Wellington city. We support the most vulnerable people in our city to break the depressing cycle of life on the street, hospital emergency rooms, police cells, prison and the night shelter.
DCM is not just there to pick up the pieces. We see our job as assisting people to put their lives back together. Our programmes are practical and useful. We assist many people to make dramatic changes in their lives. Often they achieve wellbeing and independence for the first time in a long time. At DCM, we have a big vision – we firmly believe that by working together, we can end homelessness in our city.
Dunedin City Council
The Dunedin City Council's Housing is managed by City Property. Because resources are limited, our community housing is targeted to those who most need it.
Dwell Housing Trust
Dwell Housing Trust became operational in 2013 following the merger of Wellington Housing Trust and Mahora House Incorporated. Between them both organisations had over 60 years of experience in the community housing sector. So Dwell is a reasonably new organisation but one with a long history and a wealth of experience.
Dwell provides affordable, quality homes to people in need and on low incomes through a range of housing services including supportive housing for people experiencing mental illness, shared living for single people, general needs social rental housing and a shared home ownership programme for first home buyers. They also manage social housing on behalf of other agencies.
Dwell currently manages around 100 tenancies, in properties Dwell both leases and owns.Read more here.Dwell CHA website profile piece 2016.pdf
EasyBuild House Packs
EasyBuild House Packs are changing the way New Zealanders build houses. Our innovative and unique product allows us to bring affordable, quality homes to the people of New Zealand, that are designed for local conditions using tried and tested products. By providing a partially constructed modular house pack, high quality homes can be built from floor to completion in less than half the time of a conventional home and for a fraction of the cost, nationwide. The nature of construction makes EasyBuild House Packs a lasting solution for large housing developments and social housing, with the added benefit of providing local employment opportunities for semi-skilled people.
Region(s):Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, New Zealand
Elevator Group Inc
Elevator Group exists to provide people with a disability work and career options. Our mission its "Supporting People with diverse needs". We have been in business for almost 50 years and in that time we have provided assistance to over 10,000 people through our two organisations,Altus Enterprisesand our Joint VentureGeneva Elevator.
Altus Enterprises is a social enterprise that provides work and career support for people with disabilities. Working with us means that not only do you get access to a dedicated, hard-working and loyal workforce who do a professional job at a good price and on time, but you also know that you are 'doing good' and supporting your community as well. Geneva Elevator places people with disabilities in employment and supports them in their roles. .
Emerge Aotearoa provide a wide range of community-based mental health, addiction, disability support and social housing services nationwide. We believe that everyone is capable of living full and rich lives in their communities of choice. In every aspect of our work we are committed to helping our service users be the best they can be.
Emerge Aotearoa was formed on 1 July 2015 from the merger of Recovery Solutions Group and Richmond New Zealand. Taking the best of our historical practices we have created an organisation led by the needs of people who use our services - tangata whaiora - and their families/whanau and communities. We know that listening to and acting on the advice provided by people with lived experience helps us deliver services that are real and relevant. We are committed to understanding the needs of Māori, our Treaty partners as well as Pasifika people and new settlers.
Region(s):Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury
Fatugatiti Housing TrustPhone: (021) 180 7852
Golden Bay Housing Trustalli@gbwct.org.nz
Region(s):Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough
Region(s):Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Habitat for Humanity (Central North Island) LtdPhone: 0272248450
Region(s):Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay
Habitat for Humanity (Christchurch) LtdPhone: 03 420 4342
Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Limited
Our Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Who We Are: Habitat for Humanity partners with people in our community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
How that works in the Western Bay area: We build homes for families by subdividing our own land. We are currently building 8 homes a year for desperate Tauranga families.
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Habitat for Humanity Greater Auckland Ltd
Habitat for Humanity is a global charity offering housing solutions to low income families in 70 countries. It brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Habitat’s vision is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
In Auckland,Habitat builds new houses, carries out essential repairs on older houses and provides Financial Literacy and other life-skills training. It does this by working with a wide range of community groups, schools, community organisations, corporate entities and private individuals.Read more: Habitat for Humanity member profile.pdfHabitat for Humanity member profile.pdf
Habitat for Humanity Invercargillhttp://www.habitat.org.nz/
Habitat for Humanity Nelson LtdPhone: 035450050
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand
Habitat for Humanity builds brighter futures, strong foundations, healthier children and stronger families. Every 24 hours Habitat for Humanity completes 115 homes around the world. The needs of all these families are diverse, but so are the Habitat for Humanity solutions. We build new homes and we repair others. We help those who have been struck by disaster and we partner in international projects to provide communities with sanitation and clean water. No matter what housing solution we provide, the outcomes are the same: a foundation for a better life.
Habitat for Humanity Northland
Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity Northland partners with a wide range of community groups and organisations to provide advice and support for whanau in housing need.
Our Home Repair Programme provides affordable home maintenance and repair solutions for low-income homeowners. We then offer an affordable repayment option based on income and ability to meet the repayments.
Our Home Ownership Programme enables whanau to work alongside Habitat to build their own home and then make affordable regular repayments to Habitat at a no profit basis. Our rent-then-buy model helps whanau build up a deposit which they can use when seeking independent finance and buy their home from Habitat.
Through shelter we empower.
Haumaru HousingPhone: 09 8499372
He Korowai Trust
Based in Kaitaia the Trust combines a consortium of Maori organisations working collectively to improve the quality of life to whanau providing a range of services including budgeting, whanau assistance, health and social housing.
Housing problems in theis community remain difficult. They include a chronic shortage of single men’s accommodation, no HCNZ or private rental stock. Many Whānau are unable to own a home through borrowing so they opt to build makeshift shacks on Maori land or to re-occupy previously abandoned unhealthy dwellings, like cow sheds, resulting in overcrowding, cross infection and recurring respiratory problems.Trustees have developed a comprehensive housing strategy which is moving whanau into safer improved living environments and improving quality of life.
Homes of Choice Limited
Homes of Choice is a subsidiary of Spectrum Care, one of the largest providers of residential disability services in New Zealand, with a specific focus on supporting people with high and complex needs.Homes of Choice is an active social housing provider, working strategically to support high-quality living options and housing solutions for all people with disabilities. Homes of Choice seek to enable choice, affordability and happiness for people with disabilities.
Horizon Housing Company
Horizon Housing Company is a large, well-established community housing provider and developer of social and affordable housing. With over twenty years’ experience in the delivery of sustainable, relevant and quality housing services across Queensland and New South Wales (Australia), we have a strong focus on the people we work with and the communities we work in. Local community and people are at the heart of what we do, we work with a range of services to provide the supports, opportunities and pathways our clients need to achieve their aspirations. Horizon has partnered with councils, governments, support agencies and the business community, with the aim of helping those in need of secure, stable and affordable housing. With a current property portfolio of over 2,400 properties located in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities, we have significant expertise in planning, developing and delivering housing solutions to meet identified need
Contact : Jamie Muchall (Chief Operating Officer) on +61 7 5655 1178 or Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hornsby et al.Phone: +61 (0) 407 498 344
Houhanga Rongo Trust Board
The Houhanga Rongo Trust was incorporated as a charitable entity in May 1989 evolving from it’s beginnings in Otara, South Auckland to serve community and families/whanau throughout Auckland, West Auckland and the North Shore.
Housing Action Network
Based in Australia The Housing Action Network was founded in February 2012 as a collection of people with a passion for making a difference to society. We help our clients deliver high quality affordable housing and human services to Australians in need through:
- Consultancy: giving advice to organisations providing affordable housing and human services
- Contracting: providing executive placements when organisations need a temporary senior employee for between one week and three months
- Services: assisting organisations access human resources and business systems expertise
Housing Plus Charitable Foundation
Established in 2011 Housing Plus house people with mental health issues who benefit from being in new housing in a small stable community. They are currently developing housing in Christchurch.
Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust
The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust was formed in 1981 operating a sheltered workshop formed by parents who were concerned about their intellectually disabled children once they left school. In 2005 the trust closed the workshop and started to provide a more holistic range of services to our core clientele; people with disabilities in the Hutt Valley.
Island Child Charitable Trust
Island Child Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization established in 2005 and provides support and assistance to people marginalized or struggling and in need of support in the Greater Auckland area, including emergency housing. Read more here
Just Housing Otepoti DunedinPhone: 477 7115
Latimer Community Housing Trusthousingtrust@xtra.co.nz
Lifewise Trust (Airedale Property)
Airedale Property Trust and Lifewise are charitable organisations operating under the auspices of the Methodist Church. Lifewise is about supporting people and families to improve their future, not just meeting immediate needs. Airedale Property Trust provides property management and tenancy expertise.
Airedale Property Trust and Lifewise house: elderly, low income, youth at risk, people with chronic health and addiction problems, homeless, single parents, people making transition from foster care, Pacific Island people and younger people with disabilities.
Keys Social Housing and Linkage, two entities within the Wise Group, teamed up and became LinkPeople in December 2016. Our name describes exactly what we do – we link people to housing and services that meet their individual needs.
Having a home and successfully navigating social services are both very important to achieving positive health outcomes. Based on the proven housing first model LinkPeople provides access to safe, affordable accommodation options and then links people with the health and social services they require for complete wraparound support.
Read more here:
Mahitahi Kainga Trust
Mahitahi Trust provides both community and residential services for people who experience barriers to mental well-being.Our services are available across both the Auckland and Counties Manukau DHB catchment areas and are delivered within a Kaupapa Maori framework.Mahitahi Trust continues to strive for improved community- based care facilities and services to better enhance people’s lives
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket the people will thrive
Manaia Health PHO
Manaia Health funds and co-ordinates services, provides resources and expertise for providers and delivers some specialised primary healthcare services. The PHO also works closely with a number of other health, social services, iwi, sport, housing, education and local community organisations and the local territorial authority, to improve the overall health and well-being of our enrolled population.
While many of our services are directed towards individuals and illness, we are also focused on issues which impact on the wellness of specific groups and communities within our enrolled population which is approximately 93,000 of whom 24% are Maori.
Manawatu Community Housing Trustjacqui.email@example.com
Manawatu Community TrustPhone: 06 324 0491
Maniapoto Maori Trust Board
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board is a tribal organisation that aspires for a vibrant Maniapoto Iwi. Their Marae development includes scoping Papakāinga housing developments for Marae.
Ā muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake
Marama Hou Ministries TrustPhone: (09) 235 5242
Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust
The Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust is a not-for-profit charity that helps working people buy a new home through shared ownership. This is a partnership with the Trust where you buy a share (between 50% and 80%) in a new house.
The Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust is made up of local trustees. We build homes that are affordable, energy efficient and follow lifetime design principles, including wheelchair access, so it is a house you can grow old in. The Canterbury Community Trust has provided the funding for the Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust. Read more here.MSHT profile 2014.pdf
Mercy Villas, a retirement complex in Upper Hutt, provides income-related rental housing for older adults. Forty-one units, flats and apartments create an affordable, peaceful, and beautiful space for independent living in Jubilee Villas, Villa Christine, Villa Natalie and McAuley Apartments.
Mike Greer Homes NZ Ltd
Mike Greer Homes NZ Limited (Mike Greer Homes) is a privately owned residential construction company with nine operations throughout New Zealand.The consolidated group is the largest home builder in the country currently completing more than 1,200 homes per annum.
The social and affordable housing team within Mike Greer Homes was established three years ago, and is passionate about creating affordable housing that can act as a platform for the development of vibrant and diverse communities for all people within New Zealand.
Modcom Portable Buildings LtdPhone: (07) 552 5271
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust has a vision of a society in which everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand has access to adequate, affordable, and secure housing as of right regardless of race, religion, income or social status.
The Trust offers a range of housing and services that supports low income families to find affordable and appropriate housing as well as preparing them to sustain their own home. This includes individual advocacy, emergency housing for 38 families across South Auckland and social housing options to 48 families across South and West Auckland.
Napier City Council
The Council aims to provide well maintained flats and villages in a secure and pleasant environment, with a emphasis on the welfare of the tenants.There are 373 flats situated in 12 Villages through out the city and suburbs, nine retirement villages and three general rental villages of Napier. Flats are available for people who meet Council's criteria, based on housing needs and income.
Navigator Limited is an Australasian business consultancy founded by experienced chief executives focused on building strong and effective organisations and communities. Its partners and associates work across a number of sectors including housing, aid development, operational excellence, business strategy, governance, health, education and urban design.
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
Established in 2004 the Trust was established as a community response to declining housing affordability in Nelson and Tasman.It provides affordable rental and social housing for people on low incomes. The Trust administers the Warmer Healthier Homes project to insulate 150 homes per year in partnership with the Nelson City Council the local district health board and the Rata Foundation.
The Trust also coordinates emergency housing in the Nelson region in collaboration with other community support agencies and provides housing advice to people looking for housing in their area.
New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness
The New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) is an incorporated society that works towards ending homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand.
NZCEH’s mission is to promote a society with adequate support services where all people can have a place they can call home while operating within a Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi relationship framework.
NZCEH believes every person has the right to an adequate standard of living and housing to ensure their health and the health of their family. Everyone, regardless of income or economic resource, is entitled to this right, without distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of any specific characteristic such as race, religion, age, [dis]ability, or gender. Owing to a range of circumstances and barriers, people who are homeless are excluded from these fundamental rights.
NZCEH recognises Te Ao Maori when considering Maori who experience homelessness and acknowledges the need to incorporate tangata whenua values in developing solutions. The work of NZCEH is also based on taking a holistic view of homelessness and the solutions required to tackle homelessness.
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
NZCCSS represent six church networks: the Anglican Care Network, the Baptist, Catholic and Presbyterian social services agencies, as well as the Methodist and the Salvation Army churches. Their members deliver a wide range of services that cover such areas as child and family services, services for older people, food bank and emergency services, housing, budgeting, disability, addictions, community development and employment services. The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services works with CHA to help identify and support social service providers requiring housing to deliver their services to clients.
New Zealand Housing Foundation
The New Zealand Housing Foundation’s mission is to relieve poverty by providing affordable housing for low income households in New Zealand.NZ Housing Foundation provides programmes that will enable people, over time, to move in to sustainable and affordable independent housing. Since 2007 they have completed 330 homes with another 400 homes programmed to be completed over the next few years in a number of developments across Auckland and Northland. Read more about their work here:
Nga Hau E Wha National Marae
The Nga Hau E Wha National Marae is for every New Zealander and the vision of the Marae is:
"Kia tü tënei marae hei taonga mo ngä tängata katoa, me te whakaörite i ngä tikanga tino ätaahua o Aotearoa me ngä iwi ö ngä hau e whä."
"To be a marae for all people and to share New Zealand’s unique cultural richness with the peoples of the four winds."
Nga Hau E Wha National Marae is situated on approximately 14 acres of land located in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch. It is the largest National Marae in New Zealand.
Kia whakapakari i te ngäkau möhio o ia iwi o te ao, i raro i te tikanga Mäori, kia whakatinana, ä, kia whakapümau hoki i te whakaaro kotahi mo ngä tikanga, ngä whanaungatanga, me ngä mahi whai ora a ngä tangata katoa.
To enhance understanding between all people, embracing Mäori values, so as to establish and maintain a major focal point for cultural, social and economic development.
Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development TrustPhone: 09 420 8410
Nga Potiki A Tamapahore Trust
Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust is a leading tribal organisation that serves Nga Potiki Whanau and is tasked with formulating and implementing initiatives that lead to better social and economic outcomes for Whanau, in areas of education and vocational training, employment, cultural and marae development, health and well-being, as well as the protection and preservation of physical and environmental heritage.
Read more here: Papakainga Solutions .pdf
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services IncPhone: 043846252
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is the mana whenua of the Auckland Central area. We have a rich history in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) dating back to the very beginnings of human Māori migration from Hawaiiki. Our more recent occupation in Tāmaki Makaurau began in the17th century when Te Tāōū, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Ngāti Whātua, under the leadership of Tuperiri, campaigned against, and overrode the local tribe.Tuperiri remained, consolidating the position of Ngāti Whātua in Tāmaki Makaurau.
As such, every member (approximately 5000) of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei can trace their whakapapa (genealogy) to Tuperiri and are descended from the three hapu (sub-tribes): TeTāōū, Ngāoho and Te Uringutu, collectively referred to as Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Otautahi Community Housing Trust
The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust was set up by the Christchurch City Council to take over management of its social housing in 2016. Under the new structure, the Council proposes to remain the owner of its social housing units and land, while leasing the portfolio to the Trust to manage. The trust will be responsible for tenancy management, rent-setting and the day-to-day maintenance of the units, while major repairs, renewals and the development of new social housing would remain the Council's domain. As a charitable trust, any surplus money will be reinvested back into social housing, to improve the service provided to tenants and the wider community.
PSL - Land Development and Advisory are a small specialist team managing and collaborating on residential and commercial property development projects since 2008. We have an excellent reputation for our work project managing and co-ordinating Papakāinga as well as other land development projects with Maori trusts and incorporations. However, we also offer expertise in for projects on land in general as well as Maori title. Whether you are a Maori land trust, central or local government organisation, private land owner or a land developer looking for a specialist partner to collaborate with, chances are we are who you've been looking for.
Read more here: Papakainga Solutions .pdf
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Pathway Charitable Group
The Pathway philosophy is "we never give up on people. ever." It’s what makes us different. People need to know that someone believes in them, believes they can change and will be there to support them along their journey.
Pathways work with people needing employment skills or new skills, families or individuals needing accommodation and people being released from prison- to help them make a fresh start.
Providing accommodation for those in need of immediate, short or medium-term housing they provide a rural retreat in Motukarara, 20kms from Christchurch. This retreat is away from the pressures of the city and provides a comfortable environment which allows the opportunity to make a fresh start.
Pathway believe that stable housing promotes better education outcomes for the family, better chances for strong community support and an ability to build financial independence. Pathway Affordable Housing aims to help break the intra-family poverty cycle and create better communities by promoting affordable home ownership.
Penina Health Trust
Based in Manurewa, Penina Health Trust are a member of the largest Pacific Whanau Ora collective in New Zealand. Their services include:
- Family Support Service
- Level IV Forensic Residential Rehabilitation Service
- Youth Community Living Services
- Adult Community Living Services
- Alcohol and Other Drug Learning & Development Programme
- Alcohol and Other Drug Learning Community Support Worker
Percy Hamilton Home Trusthamos1@vodafone.co.nz
Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust was established in August 2008 to receive and manage the Treaty settlement package for Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika. Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika are mana whenua of the Port Nicholson area. The iwi that make up Taranaki Whānui migrated to the Wellington area in the 1830s and have maintained ahi kā.
As mana whenua of the Capital City of Aotearoa/New Zealand their vision is to ensure that their members maintain their place within the rohe their tīpuna occupied in 1840. " The loss of years and the fragmentation of iwi and whānau over the decades challenges us to restore the rightful place of our people within the Port Nicholson Block rohe." Social and whanau well-being are supported by contributions from the financial strength of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust. An important part of social goals relates to education, health, housing and care for those in need.
Presbyterian Support New Zealand
Collectively, the seven Presbyterian Support organisations are one of the largest providers of a range of social services in New Zealand. We work with older people, people with disabilities, families at risk, children and young people.
Services we provide include residential care, home care, community care and support, day/activity programmes, social work support, counselling, employment programmes, education, foster care, support for parents, mentoring, food banks, budgeting/money management, welfare, advocacy and advice.
Presbyterian Support Southland
Our Vision is a community where all people can make the most of their strengths and feel included, valued and safe.
Working in Southland, New Zealand we provide support to older people through Enliven and support for children, young people and their families through Family Works. Enliven services include retirement living, residential aged care and community support. Family Works offers a range of social services, from counselling and social work support, through to buddy and parenting programmes.
Project Strategy Ltd
Jeff Murray of Project Strategy Ltd provides contract services in the areas of housing, engagement with Māori and the strategic integration of housing and other infrastructures. Recent contracts have been with Panuku Development Auckland; engagement for the Housing for Older People project; Auckland Council's Housing project office and resource consenting of Special Housing Areas. For a number of years he has provided support to the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki forum in Auckland for the nineteen Mana Whenua entities with interests in Auckland.
Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust
Operating since 2007 QLCHT provide housing for low to moderate income households who contribute to the social, economic and environmental well-being of our District, but are genuinely struggling to commit to the area because of the affordability issue in the area. The intent of the Trust is to provide housing for low-to-moderate income households who contribute to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the District, but are genuinely struggling to commit to the area because of the affordability issue.
The trust operates four housing assistance programmes: shared ownership, rent saver and affordable rentals, as well as their starter loan (housing bonds) programme.
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Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC LtdPhone: 06 364900 ext 813
Spencer Henshaw LtdPhone: 021465950
Stepping Stone Trust
Stepping Stone Trust is a not-for-profit Charitable Trust organisation that offers a range of community-based support services for adults, youth and families who live in Canterbury and are affected by mental illness. The Trust has been providing support services for over 20 years having grown from providing a single supported-living home for adults in 1990 to now operating 13 separate supported accommodation facilities, a number of flats and a wide range of community support options.
Strive Community TrustPhone: 09 2550144
Tauranga City Council
Tauranga City Council owns 246 units for housing older people, most of which are located near shopping centres and bus routes. They have signed a Housing Accord with the Government to provide new developments to deliver smaller homes on modestly sized sections to achieve more affordable housing.
A Special Housing Area (SHA) is an area of the City suitable for new housing where the more permissive resource consenting powers of the Act can be used to fast track development.
SHAs will be selected by Tauranga City Council in areas where there is a clear demand for housing, and where there is already suitable infrastructure or there are plans for it to be built. When recommending SHAs, Council may include criteria specifying maximum building height, the minimum number of dwellings and a measure for affordable houses. The Council will negotiate housing affordability outcomes on a development by development basis. Some developments will lend themselves to delivering more affordable housing prices than other developments.
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Tauranga Community Housing Trust
Previously the Tauranga Community Housing Trust, Tawanui Community Housing - Whare Kaitiaki, was founded in 2003 in response to concern about the growing lack of affordable, appropriate housing for local disabled people. The Trust operates in the Tauranga area and Western Bay of Plenty Region and now assists a broad range of people, mostly working with individuals and families with complex health, disability, financial and/or social needs in addition to a serious housing need.
Tauranga has been described as being one of the least affordable cities in New Zealand to live, both in terms of renting and home ownership due to the high housing costs relative to income. As a housing provider and landlord TCHT is helping to address this issue through providing housing at a social rather than market rent to those who need it, both in properties owned by the trust itself and through leasing and managing properties owned by the private sector. See the profile of this member:
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Tāmaki Housing Association (THA)
Tāmaki is the largest urban transformation project in New Zealand. Formed in 2013, TRC is jointly owned by the Government and Auckland Council. TRC are working in partnership with local residents and businesses, mana whenua, local and central government agencies, local service providers and the private sector to provide a platform for the regeneration in Tāmaki.
Over 7,500 new homes are being built over the next 15 years bringing a new standard in urban regeneration that will create a modern multi-cultural community, surrounded by world-class amenities and easy access to the CBD and Auckland's beaches, parks and amenities.
Te Hau Ora o Ngapuhi
Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi facilitates and delivers important health services for all Ngāpuhi who live in Kaikohe and surrounding areas.
Formerly know as Te Hau Ora O Kaikohe, the organisation was rebranded and joined the Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi group in July 2015 as a subsidiary of the Rūnanga, alongside Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services and the Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company.
Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi works from a community development model where everyone works together to achieve common and shared goals. This includes providing services and support for the 'young and vulnerable in society and our local communities'.
Te Kainga Oranga TrustPhone: 04 939 0657
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa
Today, Ngāti Awa faces many challenges, some of which have remained with us for some time. But with these challenges come opportunities – and the potential to move forward together as one.
In 2008, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa engaged with Ngāti Awa whānui to identify iwi aspirations looking ahead towards the year 2050. Without exception, Ngāti Awa of all ages share the view that the survival and revitalisation of our identity and culture into the future is paramount. This shared vision is very powerful and unifying, but we also need to recognise that the deterioration of our language and cultural practices has been swift and the sustainability of our unique identity is not guaranteed. The challenge has been laid down, kia rite – we must be ready.
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Te Runanga o Ngati Porou
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou have been working in the housing sector for over 20 years. The vision has always been for Ngati Porou whanau to have access to decent and affordable housing appropriate to their needs.
Our mahi to encourage home ownership includes:
- Home ownership workshops
- Papakainga workshops
- Relocatable housing schemes
- Work as an accredited social housing provider
- Advocating on a national and regional level for Ngati Porou’s housing needs.
Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Inc SocietyPhone: 04 2377922
Te Runanga o Whaingaroa
Te Runanga o Whaingaroa was established in 1991 to access resources and deliver services for the whanau of Whaingaroa. Te Runanga O Whaingaroa provides safe, quality, affordable rental accommodation for low income families who cannot access Government supplied accommodation and cannot afford private rental. Short-term emergency housing is for those in desperate housing need.
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is committed to our mission ‘Mauri ora ki te mana Māori o Heretaunga’ (Realising Whānau Potential). We are the lead provider for Whānau Ora for the Hawkes Bay region providing over 32 health and social services to help support our vision for healthy vibrant whānau.
Social and affordable housing is one of those services and Te Whare Āhurutanga is the facility that encapsulates this vision. The 11 bedroomed whare is designed especially for kaumātua who are still independent but would benefit from the support of shared living in a homely family atmosphere. Te Whare Āhurutanga was built to meet the needs of kaumātua who are not ready to enter a rest home but would value the wrap-around support this housing provides.
Te Tomika Trust
Te Tomika Trust is a Kaupapa Maori organisation providing residential accommodation for tangata whaiora with a psychiatric or intellectual disability in the Western Bay of Plenty. The Trust was incorporated in 1990 and is registered as a Charitable Trust.
Te Tomika Trust has obtained three year certification with the Ministry of Health to provide residential accommodaton for tangata whaiora with a psychiatric or intellectual disability.
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Te Tumu Kāinga (Te Tumu Paeroa)
Te Tumu Kāinga seeks housing project partnerships that deliver quality, sustainable, social and affordable housing outcomes for Māori.
We will consider all housing projects and initiatives , including large-scale urban developments and smaller (often rural Māori-land based) housing projects.
The housing aspirations and needs of Māori are diverse and must be well understood when looking to design a project and solution. Our approach to community housing projects recognises that a quality building is only one part of a successful social or affordable housing project and that wraparound support is often required for community members to maximise and sustain holistic wellbeing outcomes.
Region(s):Auckland, Bay of Plenty
Tenants Protection Association Chch Inc
TPA provide a tenancy advisory service and tenancy education for tenants and agencies in the Christchurch region.
We are here to:
- Assist tenants to know and understand about the law relating to renting and what their rights and responsibilities are.
- Help in working out problems or disputes with landlords or with people you share your home with.
- Provide accessible and appropriate information.
- Provide information on housing options and the pro’s and con’s of different housing situations.
- Promote self-advocacy by tenants and strategies for tenants to seek to resolve disputes themselves, and provide assistance where appropriate to approach landlords, agencies and other people involved in their tenancy dispute.
- Explain the process involved with Mediation and Tenancy Tribunal hearings.
- Assist tenants to identify the issues arising in their dispute and organise these issues in such a way that will enable them to resolve their dispute and if required present their case effectively in mediation, negotiation, the Tenancy Tribunal and Disputes Tribunal.
- Uphold the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi, as per the document of 6th February 1840 (Maori Text).
The ASH FoundationPhone: 0274813310
The Bishop's Action Foundation
The Bishop's Action Foundation is a catalyst working collaboratively to achieve positive change for the common good. We want to respond to social issues at their root cause. In working towards our vision we provide three core functions. A think tank which generates informed dialogue on current issues and co-commissions or inspires relevant research in areas where we need greater knowledge, a backbone organisation which provides project facilitation to enable the evolution and implementation of innovative new projects and collaborations, and a programme and service hub to either deliver or support services that provide a unique response to needs.
The Foundation is the sole shareholder of Catalyst Housing Ltd which we established after a significant research initiative to assess the demand for affordable housing in Taranaki. Our affordable housing model engages with low to moderate income families and offers ownership, shared ownership and rent-to-buy options.
The Porirua Whanau Centre Trust
The Porirua Whanau Centre is one of six Family Social Service Centres in New Zealand.
We are seen as a ‘hub’ of our community, providing education and social service programmes to enhance the health, education and economic wellbeing of our families and children.
We take a holistic approach - we provide support and services for babies, through to children, and on to teenagers and adults – all the way to seniors. If you need some friendly, caring support, no matter what your age, background or your ethnicity, you’ll find it with us!
And if we can’t help you directly, we’ll help you find an agency that can.
The Property Group
A proudly New Zealand owned private company, TPG is completely independent. This means that every decision is based, without question, on what is best for our clients and their business.
Our team of consultants all have their own areas of expertise – RMA Planning, development management, statutory services, housing and community, leasing and more. They work collaboratively on projects so that our clients don’t have to engage various agencies for different parts of their project.
For over 15 years we have been helping clients solve property projects, big and small. We have worked with some of New Zealand’s biggest organisations and played a part in major projects all around the country. It’s hard to say how many projects we have been involved in, especially as it’s increasing all the time, but it’s over 30,000!
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides supportive accommodation for people with a range of needs through our Supportive Accommodation service. We offer institutional-style accommodation in Auckland and Christchurch, and some of our Community Ministries centres provide emergency transitional housing. We provide specialised youth accommodation in Wellington and Auckland, and accommodation for intellectually handicapped people in Newtown, Wellington.
As well, our Community Ministries centres can assist with finding emergency and short-term accommodation options.
We also offer accommodation for seniors through our Independent Living Units.
The Selwyn Foundation
As one of the country's largest, not-for-profit providers of services to the older generation, the Selwyn Foundation is uniquely experienced in independent retirement living, rest home, hospital and dementia care services across nine lovely villages in the upper North Island. For almost sixty years, the Foundation has served older people with integrity, warmth and respect. An originator of retirement villages and rest home care in this country, it remains New Zealand-owned and operated.
The Selwyn Foundation's pedigree, charitable status and Christian values are your assurance that quality service will be delivered with respect, compassion and with regard to your health and well-being at all times. We have no shareholders to satisfy. Instead, all our surpluses are reinvested into the provision of additional services and other charitable activities.
Region(s):Northland, Auckland, Waikato
Trust House Limited
Trust House provide affordable rental homes to low income individuals and families in our communities who need them most.They own and manage almost 500 rental homes, from one-bedroom units to four bedroom houses in Masterton, Martinborough, Featherston, Pahiatua and Dannevirke. We have been a community landlord in Wairarapa and Tararua since 1999 and in 2014 became New Zealand’s first registered social housing provider in the government’s new social housing scheme to make rents even more affordable for people on low incomes.
Region(s):Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington
VisionWest Community Trust
VisionWest Community Trust operates across West Auckland, offering both emergency and long term supportive housing as well as an integrated range of wrap-around support services to support the well-being of people in our community.
VisionWest has been a pioneer in providing complete wrap-around support for their community’s most vulnerable people: children, women, families, many of them entrenched in complex and painful social problem
Services include home-based healthcare, a kindergarten, a training centre for youth and second-chance learners, counseling, budgeting advice, an opportunity shop, food bank, curtain bank and school uniform bank, social workers and a growing portfolio of community housing.
Services span the full spectrum of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual support, flowing from our vision, which is Transformed Lives and Healthy Communities brought to life by Building Hope Together with individuals.
Read more here.triange road development 2016 Visionwest.pdf
Waiheke Hope Centre
Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust
The Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust was established to: “Encourage, promote, and foster positive relationships, strategic alliances and partnerships between the Maori and Pakeha families living in the rural areas of Korokipo, Pakowhai, Omarunui, Puketapu and Redcliffe, who collectively constitute the Waiohiki community”.
Working with HNZC, Department of Internal Affairs and the Waiohiki Marae Committee the Trust set up social housing to provide relief housing for local families in the late 1980's. It also leases out sheds and buildings for a range of purposes including a martial arts club, a tourist bus company and the Waiohiki Conservation Corps.
Wellington City Council (City Housing)
The Council is Wellington’s largest provider of affordable rental housing, WCC own around 2200 units at over 40 locations across Wellington city.
They’ve been doing this since the 1950's and are committed to continuing and improving their services providing affordable homes to low-income households and to those who face barriers to other types of housing. Rents are set at 70% of the market rent and reviewed annually. Read more here.CHA article -WCC final final.pdf
Wellington City MissionPhone: (04) 245 0900
Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
The Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust provides support and accommodation in Wellington for single homeless women who want to improve their situation. The Trust provides short-term accommodation with support and advocacy for women on their own who find themselves in a position of being homeless and wish to re-establish themselves. We work in collaboration with other social services to access support and provide long term, sustainable housing options.
Homelessness can happen to anyone with reasons ranging from relationship breakdown, debt and unemployment, to health issues and domestic violence.
Wellington Night Shelter Trust
The Wellington Night Shelter (WNS) is a Wellington-based charity providing emergency overnight accommodation for homeless men. The Wellington Night Shelter is governed by a Board of Trustees made of representatives from: Catholic Social Services, Presbyterian Support Services, Downtown Community Ministry, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul. Wesley Community Action. They are open seven days a week, every day of the year providing three levels of accommodation support:
- stage 1: dormitory style accommodation, including shower and laundry facilities
- stage 2: hostel room accommodation
- stage 3: community support
Wellington Women's Boarding House
The Wellington Women’s Boarding House provides low-cost, temporary housing for women on low incomes or in transition. For more than twenty years it has been home to women who need a safe place to stay, often at a difficult time in their lives. Our vision is that every woman in Wellington has a safe and comfortable home that enables her to meet her needs. The house depends on volunteers and donors who give generously to provide a safe home for women in need.
Wesley Community Action
Established in 1952 by the Methodist Church, Wesley Community Action has been pioneering innovative approaches to social justice and quietly helping create just and caring communities ever since.Since this time Wesleyhaven Village has been home for over 7,000 older residents whose needs have ranged from being fully independent to those needing respite care,rest homecare or hospital level care. Wesleyhaven Village is a down-to-earth, friendly, family orientated home that genuinely cares for the people who live there.
Whakaatu Whanaunga TrustPhone: 07 3155174
Region(s):Bay of Plenty
Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust
The Trust’s main aim is to ensure that a disabled person has the maximum opportunity to increase their independence. The Trust provides information, advice and support relating to housing and accessibility issues.
Residential housing is the primary objective of the trust and the principal service offered. We provide fully accessible homes at affordable rents. When we are not able to offer one of the Trust’s homes, we work with prospective tenants to link them with other alternative accessible housing, via other housing providers.
We can provide information as to universal accessible design, including plans, which utilise the barrier-free standards. We can also assist with information about accessible modifications within the home. This has also included building accessible homes on Maori land and the unique challenges that this involves.
Whatever It Takes Trust Inc.
WIT’s seed germinated in 2000 with the need to support one person. It now has over 300 clients on its books. The service was originally a project born out of some work done at The Light House in Napier, a drop-
in centre run by people who have experience of mental illness. While peer support and advocacy was happening, there was an obvious need to support people in a more comprehensive way. Some of these people had fallen through the cracks of the mental health system and needed advocacy as well as resources to find their way back into the community. They were commonly referred to as the “too- hard basket” and were either living on the street or not far from it.
Windows TrustPhone: (027) 443 4000
Region(s):Hawke's Bay, Wellington