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We've been busy!

The Paekākāriki Housing Trust has been busy arranging a number of events and activities to assist with housing issues in Paekākāriki. Here are just a few of them.

First, check out this report on the Trust's activities.

A message for our local landlords

The Trust has started managing rental properties in Paekākāriki. We’re keen to talk to property owners about bringing their property management contracts within the village. Email us or phone Mike Stringfellow on 022 011 4534 if you’re interested in discussing this.

We’ve also partnered with the Sustainability Trust to bring a free information evening (with giveaways) for landlords about the new healthy homes standards. Be in to win a free property assessment and access to discounted products. We’ll advertise the date shortly.

Warm, dry homes

The Trust is partnering with the Sustainability Trust to provide substantially subsidised insulation and heating retrofits for five Paekākāriki properties owned by those with a community services card or Super Gold Card with CSC endorsement on the back. Check out the criteria and email us or phone Mike Stringfellow on 022 011 4534 if you’re interested or know of someone who would benefit from this offer. Please tell your elderly neighbours and friends who aren’t on social media.

The Trust can top up the subsidies to a certain extent but not all the way so if you can support those on low incomes to have warm, dry homes then please donate to Paekākāriki Housing Trust account 12-3140-0286438-00 with the reference “Warm dry homes”. Every little bit counts.

Our next hui: Visioning Paekākāriki’s housing future

The Trust has partnered with The Urban Advisory to assist Paekākāriki to envisage its housing future at our next hui on Sunday, 15 March from 11am to 1pm at Memorial Hall. Come and see what’s possible and have your say about what you do and don’t want in terms of new housing. We’ll send out more information soon but get this in your diaries now.

How should Council address the housing crisis?

We believe that central and local government, the private sector and the community sector all need to play a role in addressing the housing crisis. The new councillors are considering a paper on Council’s role in housing at its meeting on 26 March. Come along to support the Trust’s presentation at public speaking time (9.30am), and demand that Council supports the development of a strong community housing sector in Kāpiti and takes an active role sorting out this mess.

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