Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has successfully appointed Kāhui Tū Kaha to deliver wrap around support services under the single site supported housing model at 139 Greys Avenue, expected to start being tenanted in the first half of 2023.  

Recognising te mauri o te whanau, Kāhui Tū Kaha has a great track record in delivering housing and social support services, working with communities to sustain permanent housing, and delivering better outcomes for whānau and individuals.   

“We are excited at the opportunity to deliver the support services for Grey’s Avenue. We are obligated to do this in a manner that upholds the values of Ngāti Whātua. We will achieve this with the support of Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga and Kāinga Ora,” says Barbara Browne, Chief Executive, Kāhui Tū Kaha.  

As Greys Avenue is a large and nationally significant site, the procurement process was a great opportunity to support some of the MAIHI Ka Ora priorities.  

“To ensure that Māori and other local providers had equal access to this contract opportunity, proposals were submitted through kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) presentations and a more wānanga based approach was used.” 

  “We are proud to partner with Kāhui Tū Kaha to deliver much needed support to the residents of Greys Ave. The Auckland based provider are highly experienced in providing Kaupapa Māori services and, as a Ngāti Whātua organisation, they are familiar with the community and rohe of Ngāti Whātua Orakei, within which Greys Avenue sits,” says Will Barris, GM, Partnership and Performance.      

About Single Site Supported Housing (SSSH)   

SSSH is a new supported housing model being trialed at Greys Avenue (Auckland) and Rolleston Street (Wellington) under the Aotearoa Homelessness Action Plan (HAP). Greys Avenue was identified as an opportunity to explore what that service could look like in Aotearoa and is the first development to apply the model.   

The model is where tenancies are supported by wrap around support services such as healthcare, counselling, employment assistance, healthcare, budgeting, and other self- development-based services provided on-site. Tenants may have low through to high needs for support and the model enables the levels and types of support to adapt as needs change over time.   

  It will bring together the service alongside Kāinga Ora as the housing provider, and health services from Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland to support residents. 

Kāhui Tū Kaha will be providing support services to create a supportive housing environment, which will help Kāinga Ora tenants live more stable and productive lives. Together with and Kāinga Ora, we have been developing a fit-for-purpose framework to guide how this housing model will be delivered.  

For more information on Greys Avenue, read here at Greys Avenue: Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities ( link) 

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