Accessible Properties – keen to work with Government to meet housing need

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Media Release

1 December 2017

Accessible Properties welcomes the news that the Government is keen to work closely with Community Housing Providers to do more.

Accessible Properties manages more than 2700 properties throughout New Zealand including more than 1700 social housing homes and around 900 homes for IHC New Zealand.

Chief Executive Greg Orchard welcomed the Hon Phil Twyford’s speech today, which outlined the Government’s vision for future housing in New Zealand.

“We know there is a desperate shortage of good affordable housing in New Zealand,” says Greg. “And we are determined to do more to help more people into good homes.

“We know what a difference a good home makes – one that works for the family or individual and is in a good community.”

Greg Orchard notes the Minister’s comments that he does not accept there is a contradiction between a strong government provider and a vibrant and growing community sector.

“The Government’s goal of 100,000 homes through Kiwibuild is impressive,” says Greg. “The number is staggering and emphasises the huge shortage – we are determined to help meet the demand.

“Our tenancy managers have many, many stories of what a difference a good home makes to people and we look forward to working with the Government to do more.”

Ends

Contact:

Phillip Wakefield
phillip.wakefield@ihc.org.nz
0220104437

About Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties is a registered community housing provider, is a charitable organisation and manages one of New Zealand’s largest non-government social housing portfolios with more than 2700 homes throughout the country. We are focused on providing tenancy services that mean greater engagement from tenancy managers and includes connecting people with any community and social support services they may need. Accessible Properties has been in social housing for more than 60 years and is a wholly owned subsidiary of IHC New Zealand.

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