Kaitaia rent to own scheme touted as solution to housing crisis

By October 28, 2019 Recent News

TVNZ One News 28 October 2019
Family First Comment: This is a great scheme which gives families the benefits of home ownership. But here’s the best bit (and explains why these families will succeed).. 
“The community is drug and alcohol free and has social support services, including addiction support, childcare and a trade school.” 
Yes – drug free! Someone tell the Drug Foundation and Chloe that it works.

A Kaitaia housing project that sees homeless families rent to own their own home is being touted as a solution the housing crisis.

He Korowai Trust is taking state houses set for demolition and using them to house those in need.

Hayleigh Tata-Te Hira lived in a car for four months before moving into the site in the Northland town.

Ms Tata-Te Hira, the single mother of six is one of 18 homeless families that have moved into the village and are on track to owning their own home.

“It’s an opportunity for people to break free of the shackles of state housing dependence and hop onto home ownership,” said Ms Tata-Te Hira.

Ricky Houghton rescued the former state houses from Auckland that were set for demolition and brought them to Kaitaia to set up the community four years ago.

The community is drug and alcohol free and has social support services, including addiction support, childcare and a trade school.
READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kaitaia-rent-own-scheme-touted-solution-housing-crisis
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