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Accessible Properties committed to Social Housing

Accessible Properties committed to Social Housing


Accessible Properties remains committed to pursuing the purchase of housing from the New Zealand Government.

Accessible Properties is an approved Community Housing Provider that already provides housing on a large scale throughout the country.

The company was established with a focus on providing housing to people with disabilities, but the scope has now been extended to the wider community and tenants include people who qualify for the Government’s Income Related Rent Subsidy programme.

“We all know there is great demand for good quality affordable housing in New Zealand,” says Accessible Properties Chair Paul Adams. “By the end of 2015 we will have built nearly 200 new homes, but that’s not nearly enough to meet demand.”

“We operate on a large scale and can therefore look at all the options to make this work”, says Paul Adams. “We’ll keep talking to the Government and to the private sector in our commitment to help people in need into good quality homes.”

Contact
Gina Rogers
021 388 208
Gina.rogers@ihc.org.nz

About Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties is a registered charitable organisation and is owned by IHC New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s largest non-government owned social housing provider. It manages more than a thousand properties throughout the country, providing housing to some 3000 people.

Accessible Properties has been the most successful applicant for government Social Housing Fund grants, which has enabled a programme of new-build construction of social housing units for affordable rental by people with social support needs. These homes are located where most needed in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga. To date, 108 homes have been completed, and 192 homes will result by end of 2015 – with a market value of $70 million.

Numbers of social housing units break down as follows:

108 homes owned and managed by Accessible Properties, with 84 further under construction.

649 homes owned by IHC (parent organisation) and managed by Accessible Properties.

218 homes leased by IDEA Services (community organisation) and managed by Accessible Properties

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