He Korowai Trust-bringing heart and home back to Northland

Aug 3, 2016 | Member profiles

Whare Ora papakāinga is a communal village set in 50 acres of land owned by He Korowai. It has been built from refurbished former state homes trucked up from Glen Innes and has a school and a community garden that includes 250 fruit trees. It is home to 17 adults and 42 children and the second stage of its development will include a further 10 homes, medical clinic and social service support and retail shops. Whare Ora has allowed families to move from condemned houses, sheds and buses into their own homes to be part of a drug, alcohol and violence free community.

Whare Ora families successfully graduated from the Trust’s home ownership course and registered to qualify for their homes. They are required to enrol into the Trust’s budgeting, parenting and self-help courses, while their children attend the onsite puna reo. The no-deposit homes have a registered valuation of $200,000 but have been sold at cost for $150,000 with mortgage repayments paid weekly through a rent–to-buy scheme. Homes will be freehold to the families after 17 years.

HeKorowai Trust chair Naida Glavish says, “The people now living here were living in buses, in vehicles at bus stations and a range of places. Now they’re sleeping in beds in their own homes.”

Trust Chairperson Naida Glavish & Dame Tariana Turia at the recent sod turning

Read more here.He Korowai Trust bringing heart and home back to far North2.pdf

Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, officially opened the emergency housing and commented:

This event is a celebration and acknowledgement of He Korowai Trust and the people of Kaitaia. He Korowai Trust has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the real housing and health needs of their people coupled with a demonstrated commitment to get whānau into safe, healthy and secures homes and accommodation.”

To learn more about the Māori Housing Network go here:

www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/maori-housing-network/

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