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Provides homes for people with physical disability

Richmond Fellowship

Provides 18 homes/units for adults with psychiatric or intellectual disability

Social housing – emergency accommodation – dysfunctional families

Tauranga Women’s Refuge

Provides emergency accommodation for up to four women and their children escaping from situations of domestic violence (maximum of 20 people)

Homes of Hope

Provides accommodation for 10 children needing protection and refuge, but only when referred by CYF

Salvation Army

Has four single-bedroom units, which can sometimes house small families; started a project in early 2006 to provide a wider range of emergency accommodation

City Life Church

Ardnt House provides temporary emergency accommodation for young people aged 12-16 years unable to be looked after at home

Vincent House provides transitional housing for a single family, and tends to be used on a long-term basis

Stock take of services currently supporting families needing affordable housing CONTINUED


Details of service

Social Housing – resourcing

Tauranga City Council Carruthers Trust Fund

A fund to support housing for the aged and needy

Tauranga City Council Stewart Trust Fund

A fund to relieve poverty, and may provide emergency funding

State housing – for families unable to afford private accommodation

Housing New Zealand Corporation

Manages and leases 1,180 state houses in the Tauranga District, mostly two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes; about 500 families a year seek this support; about 200 are able to be accommodated, according to greatest need

Accommodation supplements

Work and Income (Ministry of Social Development)

Provides approximately 6,700 Tauranga people with a supplement (as at the end of March 2005); 65 % of those live in rental accommodation, 18% are boarding and 17% own their own homes

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