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Five new homes for people with disabilities

2018-12-03T15:34:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

This September Accessible Properties opened five new homes in Massey, Auckland as part of the city’s new Moire Road development – the first of more than 100 homes Accessible Properties has planned across Auckland. These first five homes were built as a joint venture partnership between Ngāti Whātua Orākei and Fletcher Living, delivering 200 [...]

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to support people into their own home

2019-01-30T11:36:44+00:00April 11th, 2018|

In 2018 Habitat for Humanity wants to help Accessible Properties tenants get some extra supplies and in the future maybe even into their own home with their ReStore outlets and Assisted Home Ownership programme. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore outlet in Tauranga accepts and sells quality, second hand goods such as furniture, clothing, toys and kitchenware [...]

Rotary delivers surprise to our deserving tenants

2018-04-11T11:58:35+00:00April 11th, 2018|

Last December Tauranga Rotary wanted to help people who sometimes fall under the radar. They chose to team up with Accessible Properties and donate Christmas hampers to seven deserving tenants. “Rotary was very pleased to be able to offer this gift, as a way of recognising people who are not asking for a hand out, [...]

There when Charles needed us

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00October 24th, 2017|

Charles Taylor lived on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, for 28 years, but when, due to the unsuitable nature of the schooling available, the progress of his son (Aman) who has Down syndrome began to suffer, Charles decided that it was time to change schools. “Allenvale School in Christchurch offered an educational programme that wasn’t provided by [...]

Michelle’s thankful for her new home

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00October 10th, 2017|

 Every morning Michelle Rangitonga wakes up thankful that she and her daughter have a home for as long as they need. For Michelle it was an anxious journey to get to this point. Having previously lived in a property for two and half years with her daughter, the pair were told in September 2016 that [...]

Two years in and still enjoying their coffees

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00June 19th, 2017|

It has been two years since Adam Gibbs and Daniel O’Sullivan moved into their new house in Johnsonville, Wellington and they are enjoying their home now as much as the day they moved in. With their home located a five minute walk from the Johnsonville mall, the guys have jumped into making the most of [...]

Back together, Alli and Jake can relax at last

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00October 28th, 2016|

Allison and Jake Situe were homeless and having to live apart. After being forced out of their Christchurch home by high rent and debt, Alli moved in with a daughter while Jake slept in their car outside the house or on friends’ couches. Alli and Jake have been together for 30 years but last winter [...]

Working one minute – homeless the next

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00October 28th, 2016|

Pere and Donna Ross didn’t know how easy it was to end up homeless in an adopted city. Ko Titirangi te maunga, ko Ūawa te awa e rere atu ki te Moana-nui-a-kiwa, ko Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti te iwi, me Ngāti-Porou whanui hoki. Ko Pere Ross raua ko Donna keelan-Ross o maua ingoa. Titirangi is the mountain. [...]

Accessible Properties provides a safe place for Elly

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00August 5th, 2016|

Before moving to an Accessible Properties unit, Elly Rawiri had been living in a Woman’s Refuge for over a year. She had been removed from the rural homestead she had been living in by the healthcare provider supporting her with her heart and respiratory problems. “The homestead had been abandoned for some time before I [...]