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2023 Reflections

Reflecting back on the year that has been and the year ahead for the Housing Trust. We have a big task in front of us with no signs of housing affordability or availability issues easing in 2024.

See our Annual Report on our website. Key highlights for 2023 include:

🏡 15 new households into our assisted ownership programme, Secure Home.
👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 13 new households into a range of our rental programmes.
🏠 Completion of nine homes at our Northlake development.
🔨 Construction completed of half of the 28 Longview homes being built in Lake Hāwea.
🚜 Earthworks complete and civil works underway at Tewa Banks in Arrowtown, with house construction due to commence next month.
💲 $22m of 15-year, interest-free loans confirmed under the Progressive Home Ownership fund (to help locals into assisted ownership across three separate developments).
👫 Government funding confirmed for 15 Public Housing places at Tewa Banks.
🤝 Memorandum of Understanding in place with Māori Housing peak body, Te Matapihi, which acknowledges the alignment of our two organisations’ respective purposes and kaupapa.