Housing

Housing Services

 Housing Services

Transitional Housing:

 

One of our most recent services, our Penina Health Trust Transitional Housing Services seek to provide short term housing for people with high and complex housing needs. This service provides a range of support including budgeting and support to find long term, safe and affordable housing. Tenants receive one to one support based on individual support plans. Penina operates these services in a range of different locations across the Auckland Region.

Referrals to this service is through Work and Income NZ, Ministry of Social Development.

Social Housing:

 

Aims at developing and providing a range of social housing options for the community. These options should be safe, affordable and fit for purpose.

Social Housing

Community Housing


Penina Health Trust recognises that access to an affordable, safe, secure home is an essential requirement in ensuring peoples well being and enabling people to become both self sufficient and part of a community. Appropriate housing is key to achieving better outcomes for Pasifika and other high needs peoples. Better housing ultimately leads to better health, housing stability, better education, better work opportunities and being part of a community. Community is an essential element in the Pasifika culture.

Penina is working in conjunction with various Government departments and other not for profit housing providers to help deliver positive outcomes for those in need of affordable and appropriate housing as follows.

Our team of dedicated staff with housing expertise continues to grow, as we move to building a pool of suitable and affordable housing solutions for those in need.

Public Housing


On 7th March 2017 Penina obtained registration as a “Class 1 Social Landlord” from the Community Housing Regulatory Authority. As such Penina is now able to work with people on the Ministry of Social Development’s Housing List who are seeking long term affordable property on which they only have to pay Income Related Rent, with the Ministry of Social Development paying Income Related Rent Support to Penina.

In March 2018 Penina submitted two proposals to what is now the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and has now obtained approval to:

  • Build 5 x twobedroom homes on a site in Puriri Rd Manurewa
  • Lease 12 x two bedrooms homes on the new Wattle Park development being built by Watchman Capital at Wattle Park, Mahia Road
  • Purchase 3 x two bedrooms homes on the new Wattle Park development being built by Watchman Capital at Wattle Park on Mahia Road

Artist impression of our Puriri Road development which will include a community Pasifika garden

Each of the above properties have been designed and are being built by Signature Homes based on our specific requirements and will include heating, curtains and carpeting and will be made available to qualifying tenants on the Ministry of Social Developments housing list at affordable rentals.

These properties are expected to be available from December 2019.

Once completion is nearing we will be appointing our team of dedicated client service managers who will provide out tenants not only with property management services, but also pathways to other social services which will help our clients not only plan for but also achieve a better future. Details about how to apply for one of these houses will be available in the second half of the 2019.

However, these properties are only a start to Penina’s ambition of becoming a culturally appropriate and caring landlord. We continue to work with the Ministry of Housing and Development and other partners to secure funding to build larger 5 and 6 bedroom properties with accessibility for disabled people that are suitable for the intergenerational way Pasifika peoples choose to live and we hope to have some exciting announcements in this area shortly.

Transitional Housing


One of our most recent services, our Penina Health Trust Transitional Housing Services provides short term housing for people with high and complex housing needs. This service provides a range of support including budgeting and support to find long term, safe and affordable housing. Tenants receive one to one support based on individual support plans. Penina operates these services in a range of different locations across the Auckland Region.

Referrals to this service is through Work and Income NZ, Ministry of Social Development

Penina currently operate two Transitional accommodation facilities on behalf of Housing New Zealand

  • Redoubt Road, Manurewa – a former motel which accommodates 21 families and
  • Hutton Rd, Otahuhu – a former retirement home which accommodates up to 25 single persons.

Penina is proud of its success rate for clients transitioning through these properties. Transitional Housing is designed as a “stepping stone” by providing short term accommodation for up to twelve weeks, whilst staff provide support and attempt to locate suitable permanent accommodation to meet their specific needs.

After just over 1 year of operation as a Transitional Housing provider Penina has been able to achieve:

  • Close to 50% of tenants entering Penina’s transitional housing establishments are now in long term public housing
  • Around 25% have reengaged with their family and returned home
  • Around 18% have secured private rental accommodation.