Housing Navigation and Support

We provide support services to help you and your whānau on your journey to obtaining and sustaining housing.

Housing and support | Whangarei, Northland | Drop in Clinic

Whether you are homeless, facing homelessness or have no fixed tenancy, our housing team is here to support you and be your advocate. 

We do this by first assessing your needs so we can establish a plan that connects you with the right community and social services. 

Or come in for a cuppa at Open Arms or the whare

Housing Navigation

This service supports those who are facing homelessness to connect with private landlords or apply for social housing.

We will korero together and form a plan that will guide your whānau through the housing process.

Our team works alongside the Ministry of Social Development and other government agencies to ensure you are supported to access the housing you need and what's best for your whānau.

Emergency Housing | 155 Whare Awhina | Whangrei & Northland

Kāinga Pūmanawa

We are Taitokerau Northland’s approved Housing First agency, operating with Kāhui Tū Kaha and Ngati Hine Health Trust as Kāinga Pūmanawa.

Together we help our community’s chronically homeless find homes and support them in transforming these houses into their own kāinga (home).

Housing First is a Government-contracted, evidence-based approach that recognises it is easier for people to address issues, such as mental health problems and addiction, once they are housed. 

We have applied kaupapa Māori framework and whānau ora principles to enhance the sound and proven Housing First model for our Whangārei whānau.

Sustaining Tenancies

This service is for tenants in private rentals or public housing who need practical support to help to sustain their tenancy and address any issues that are putting their tenancy at risk. It is for individuals, families and whānau requiring different levels of service including: 

  • tenants who need a low level of support to stay in their home  
  • tenants with complex life events and risk factors (may have problems with alcohol and drugs or require mental health support)  
  • vulnerable tenants experiencing multiple risk factors and adverse life events (may have been recently released from prison or have a history of family violence).  

Come in for a cuppa and tell us your story.

Sustaining Tenancies

You will be supported by our caring and dedicated team of kaiārahi.