In 2015/16 the Runanga board agreed to and signed off the Runanga’s Housing Strategy- Kainga Ora.
As one of the key upstream determinants of good health and wellbeing for our Whanau, having access warm, dry safe suitable housing is a top priority for the Runanga.
Currently we provide a range of housing supports for whanau including:
- Transitional Housing- Where we provide warm, dry and safe short-term accommodation for people in need, along with tailored social support while they’re there. We also work with the families to help them access any support they need such as budgeting advice or social services. Families and individuals stay in transitional housing for an average of 12 weeks or more while they are helped to find more permanent housing.
Currently we have three sites offering Transitional Housing:
- Te Nohoanga- Whangaroa Harbour
- He Whare Awhina – Our Turner Street Complex
- Waikare Ave- Our more independent living units
Essential Home Repairs – Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa will assist, whānau who own their own homes on either freehold or multiple owned Maori land (with an occupation order), who require assistance and are unable to afford to repair their homes by themselves. We will work with eligible whānau to identify critical repairs needed for homes and how we can collectively work towards ensuring the homes are warm, safe and dry.
As part of essential home repairs we also provide capability building (housing workshops aimed at equipping whānau with basic DIY skills to maintain their home). Whānau with Tamariki, Elderly and with disabilities are the priority Whare for the essential home repairs programme.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Transitional Housing Brochure