Time to nominate a Hero

Let’s celebrate the neighbours who make ŌCHT communities even better.

The Housing Hero Awards are back after the disruption of Covid-19.

ŌCHT tenants, and the support people and contractors who work in our communities, can nominate tenants who are doing great things in their community.

Our Housing Heroes will get prizes including vouchers and certificates.

The Tenant Advisory Group is running  the awards.

Convener Noeline Monsef says they’re a chance to thank the people who go above and beyond.

“There are so many people doing wonderful things, big and small, for the people around them.

“If you often say to yourself, ‘that person deserves an award’, here’s your chance.”

The awards have recognised some remarkable people since they started in 2018.

They’ve done everything from delivering food parcels to delivering people to appointments; they’ve organised social get-togethers, tended gardens and helped with housework; and they’ve checked-in on neighbours and welcomed new tenants to their communities.

The overall winner at the last awards  was James, from Pickering Courts. He performed CPR on his unconscious neighbour—he helped save a life.

ŌCHT tenant Christina was a nominee. She rushed to help after a gas bottle exploded at a neighbour’s house. She prevented a fire and ensured her neighbour was safe.

ŌCHT chief executive Cate Kearney is excited to learn more about the real-life heroes enriching our communities.

The awards recognise and acknowledge the people who contribute so much to the sense of community thriving in many complexes, she says.

Nominate a Housing Hero!

Give us a call on 0800 624 456

Email the details to admin@ocht.org.nz

Nominations close on October 1.

Published August 11, 2021

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