We are members of the Māori Housing Network and provide Social Housing services across Mataatua/Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Since 2016, we have repaired 54 whare across Mataatua. We will begin our next tranche in October 2019, repairing another 10 whare.
First, we begin with house property inspections and draft property reports that identify critical repairs. We then source quotes to fix the problems.
A repair schedule and budget is then submitted for approval to Te Puni Kōkiri.
Once approval received, we coordinate with the whānau and builders to complete all the repairs.
In conjunction with the repairs, we design 5-10 year home maintenance plans for the whānau and provide advice on how to independently work towards repairing non-critical repairs.
The home maintenance plans can include participating in DIY workshops at local trade shops.
This programme only covers critical repairs. This might include access to power, fresh water, wastewater drainage and having a warm dry home.
Homes that are listed as part of the Māori Housing Network must be Māori owned houses on Māori owned land.
Rentals are not eligible. Housing on collective Māori owned land is also not eligible.
We do not decide which homes make the list to be repaired. But we can register your interest with Te Puni Kōkiri.
Once your house has been approved for repairs it normally takes 9-12 months from assessment to completion.
On average we repair 12-15 homes per annum.
We run a workshop twice a year helping Māori plan towards home ownership.
Our free course runs over 8 weeks, Wednesday nights, 5.30pm – 8pm and covers everything you need to know, from sorting out your budget, to KiwiSaver, choosing your home and getting through the legal and financial hurdles.
We have incredible guest speakers to give you the best kick start to planning for home ownership.
If you are interested in going on the waiting list for this course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org