Housing

Housing


VisionWest Community Housing provides safe, quality, affordable rental accommodation for low income families who cannot access Government supplied accommodation and cannot afford private rental. We offer short term emergency housing and long term accommodation in Auckland and long term accommodation only in Christchurch.


VisionWest began its Community Housing programme in 2004. At the time, West Auckland had the highest Housing New Zealand waiting list in the country and there was a serious shortage of affordable rental houses on the market. VisionWest partnered with the Government to purchase its first emergency house, from then on, VisionWest began a journey of purchasing old houses and starting a dialogue with Government that still continues today.

In addition, with the growth and success VisionWest has had over the years with Community Housing, the organisation is now in a position to construct new housing within Auckland which provides more resources for homeless families.

We enter into an agreement with a tenant that is much more than just a house. We provide optional social worker assistance to help them with their life plans and to move forward. We are able to link our tenants with VisionWest’s own support services such as counselling, budget advice, or Food Bank, or with other community organisations who can be part of bringing hope and transforming lives. Working with VisionWest Community Housing means you have a supportive and helpful network around you. You have access to a Social Worker who can provide:

  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Response
  • Ongoing Support
  • Resourcing


Read more about supportive Housing in Lisa Woolley's Thesis.


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