Trust Adds New Stock

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) has purchased eight new homes from Housing Plus Charitable Foundation. The eight duplexes are in Lesley Keast Place, Hornby and OCHT expects to have new tenants placed in all the properties by the end of July.

The two-bedroom homes are modern, warm and dry and will increase housing for families in the OCHT portfolio of mainly one bed homes.

OCHT has worked with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to ensure these homes are available as social housing for 25 years.

“In 2013 the Housing Plus Charitable Foundation responded to an invitation to be part of a mixed tenure development in Lesley Keast Place. They have managed the construction of these homes, built to a very high quality. We are delighted that we can take ownership of these homes and offer families a place to call home. This is an example of community agencies and Central Government increasing social housing for those most in need of assistance,” said Cate Kearney, CEO of OCHT.

OCHT is currently selecting tenants and anticipates the homes will be fully tenanted by the end of July. All tenants will be selected from the Ministry of Social Development housing register.

“We always strive to form sustainable and cohesive communities through selecting housing applicants with the greatest need who are looking for a place they can call home” said Cate Kearney.

The homes are close to Hornby Mall and public transport so offer plenty of opportunity for families.

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust currently provides homes to 2,300 residents in Christchurch. The Trust is committed to providing safe and affordable social housing to qualifying applicants in neighbourhoods across Christchurch city and suburbs.

18 July 2019

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