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Accessible Properties committed to providing quality houses and great tenancy services

2018-06-08T17:37:16+00:00June 8th, 2018|

Accessible Properties would like to emphasise its commitment to providing high-quality housing for people in need. Since taking over the Tauranga portfolio from Housing New Zealand in 2017, we have started work to address identified defects and a significant amount of deferred maintenance required to bring the stock up to the standard we would expect [...]

Accessible Properties Welcomes Budget Recognition

2018-05-18T13:03:23+00:00May 18th, 2018|

Accessible Properties welcomes the Government’s recognition within the 2018 budget of the vital role community housing providers have in New Zealand’s housing sector but says Government now needs to follow through. The budget announcement included an additional $234 million in operating funding for public housing. “Accessible Properties welcomes the opportunity to partner with Government to achieve [...]

More Accessible Properties tenants eligible for the Community Services Card

2018-05-18T12:59:02+00:00May 18th, 2018|

With the announcement of the latest budget, the Community Services Card is being extended to all New Zealanders receiving an accommodation supplement or income related rent subsidy. The aim is to improve access to affordable, high quality health services for young people and for people in need. The extension of the Community Services Card means [...]

Accessible Properties encouraged by $2.5m for Tauranga emergency housing

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00May 4th, 2018|

Accessible Properties is encouraged by the Government’s commitment to provide an additional $2.5 million investment for emergency housing in Tauranga. The investment is part of today's announcement from the Government of an emergency housing package of $20.5 milllion to provide an additional 1500 houses through the Housing First programme. “We are encouraged by the Government’s commitment [...]

Accessible Properties meets with Housing Minister

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00April 20th, 2018|

Accessible Properties was pleased to be part of a housing forum in Tauranga this week hosted by Housing Minister, Hon Phil Twyford. The forum included representatives from central and local government as well as other Tauranga-based housing agencies, with Accessible Properties General Manager Tauranga, Vicki McLaren attending. “The forum provided us with an opportunity to [...]

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, [...]

Accessible Properties – more housing in Tauranga, the country’s most unaffordable city

2018-01-23T14:50:03+00:00January 23rd, 2018|

Media Release 22 January 2018 Accessible Properties is committed to helping ease the pressure on housing in Tauranga by building more homes. The New Zealand Herald is reporting today that Tauranga has now outranked Auckland as New Zealand’s most unaffordable city according to a major global study – the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. Accessible Properties [...]

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

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00December 1st, 2017|

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 [...]