Auckland Development Committee Chair, Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, says the preferred provider is a New Zealand-owned and operated organisation with an excellent track record in the sector.
“Partnering with an experienced community housing provider strengthens our ability to provide safe, secure and affordable housing for older Aucklanders.
“The proposal will maintain our current level of older adult housing provision – both the number of units and levels of service – and improve the average quality of our existing stock.
“In addition, this partnership will allow us to access Government funding; to work with a provider who knows the sector intimately and to use our combined expertise to improve services to our older people as well as refurbish and further develop our units and villages,” she says.
The partnership will be formally announced when the MOU is finalised.
Public consultation on the proposal will also be carried out in early 2016.