Positive Life Outcomes For Families!
Otangarei Papakāinga first opened its first (5) transitional housing units in March 2020. Since then, 28 whānau have resided in the units.
It is a great pleasure to report that of those 28 whānau, 5 are currently in the units and 21 have successfully gone on to permanent housing – a mixture of Kāinga Ora rentals and the private rental market.
The rental market in Whangarei – and NZ as a whole, is experiencing a housing crisis like no other time in history. The results we have achieved has been rewarding – and also challenging.
With every successful placement, a team of dedicated staff work closely alongside the whānau to support, advocate and encourage them to achieve their goal of a stable home environment. There is ongoing support for the whānau after their stay with us to ensure they retain and maintain their tenancies.
Our next project will carry on from our transitional housing environment to extend into providing social housing. With this in mind, we have purchased land in Otangarei with the explicit intention to build 6 x 2 bedroom town houses. With the help from government funding organisations including the Ministry of Housing Urban Development (MHUD), we hope to complete the build project within the next 18 months.
These are exciting and challenging times, reminding us of how far we have come – and how far we intend to go – in pursuit of helping whānau with housing aspirations and positive life outcomes.