New $2.7 million transitional housing facility in south Auckland opens

A Māori organisation has spent several million dollars building transitional housing for people in need.

Te Taha Māori Property Trust provided funding of $2.7m to construct five new two-storey homes in Massey Rd, Māngere East.

The previous National government invested $150,000 into the project.

Two of the homes contain five bedrooms and two bathrooms and the other three have two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Airedale Property Trust is in charge of the project and tenancy management.

Both trusts are part of the Methodist Church of NZ.

The five houses will provide temporary accommodation to families on the Ministry of Social Development’s social housing register.

Two of them contain five bedrooms and two bathrooms and the other three have two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Te Taha Māori Property Trust’s chairwoman Arapera Bella Ngaha says the land formerly contained a church building which was no longer being used.

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