Accessible Properties, New Zealand’s largest non-government community housing provider, opened its newest homes in Miramar last month.
It aims to provide top quality housing for low income tenants with social support needs.
The Miramar properties reflect a long-held commitment to provide housing that is accessible to those with disabilities. A tenancy manager is on hand to coordinate any other support services.
“We make sure our houses work for our tenants, but the service doesn’t stop there,” says Accessible Properties General Manager Andrew Wilson. “We carefully pick tenancy managers that are committed to getting the best outcomes for people. We have a strong focus on community integration. The eight units are mixed in with – and indistinguishable from – more general purpose housing and are close to shops, public transport and the Miramar community hub.”
Accessible Properties has recently become the first organisation to attain a three-year term of accreditation as a Community Housing provider, having met and exceeded requirements of the Best Practice Guide for Community Housing in New Zealand.
The Minister for Social Housing, the Hon. Paula Bennett, officially opened the Miramar homes, bringing the total number of new homes completed by Accessible Properties to 147.