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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 [...]

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 [...]

Accessible Properties aiming for 5000 homes by 2024

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00August 15th, 2017|

Media Release 15 August 2017 Accessible Properties is aiming to grow the number of homes it offers to New Zealanders in need to 5,000 within the next six years. “We are acutely aware of the pressure for good housing around New Zealand that the Salvation Army’s ‘Taking Stock’ report identifies,” says Accessible Properties Chief Executive, Greg [...]