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New Zealand housing and community heroes are recognized in this years New Year Honour list.

We’re thrilled to see some of our housing and community heroes being recognised in the New Year’s Honours!

  • Sir Chris Farrelly, Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to health and the community. Chris recently retired as Auckland City Missioner.  
  • Dr. Ang Jury, Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to victims of family and sexual violence. Ang is the Chief Executive of the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges(external link).  
  • Alison Cadman, Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to housing and the community. Alison is the Chief Executive of Dwell Housing Trust(external link).  
  • Jan Rutledge, Queen’s Service Medal, for services to transitional housing. Jan is General Manager of De Paul House(external link).

A huge mihi to them and to all those working hard to make a difference for vulnerable people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Your commitment and ongoing contribution to providing homes for people, gives them the best chance to thrive in our communities. Whether it is innovative funding approaches for housing affordability or onsite mental health support, your leadership and hard work in the housing sector are invaluable.  We work with community housing providers, developers, social services, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, Iwi and Māori organisations, councils, and others to fund to deliver more public housing and transitional housing, and other support services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Find out more here.