Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, opened eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville today.
Accessible Properties manages the largest non-government housing portfolio in New Zealand.
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett attended the official opening of the new homes.
The development of these homes has been made possible through the Government’s Social Housing Fund, which has allowed Accessible Properties to continue to develop 167 homes throughout the country.
Accessible Properties has now completed 99 units nationwide, with additional units in various stages of construction. Once the additional units are completed Accessible Properties total social housing stock will be around 194 units.
Accessible Properties is a Registered Community Housing Provider, which gives them access to the Income Related Rents Subsidies (IRRS) for tenants. The people who live here will come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of social support needs (many with a physical or intellectual disability), with some of the units being available to people who receive IRRS. Many of the placements will have wrap-around social support services.