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28 Feb 2019

Look who’s popped in for tea!

Look who’s popped in for tea!

Tenants of Northcote’s Piringa Court and Hillcrest Village and Haumaru Housing staff extended a warm welcome to members of the National Party’s Social Services Caucus Committee, who visited the village on Tuesday, 26 February.

The Committee was interested in learning more about Haumaru’s services in providing affordable rental housing for older Aucklanders and its work to enhance tenants’ wellbeing and social connectedness through the range of added-value programmes it supports.

The visit was organised in conjunction with local Northcote MP Dan Bidois who is a member of the Committee. The group spent time chatting to tenants, touring the village and the adjacent Greenslade Court, and learning about Haumaru’s development objectives and the funding provisions for Community Housing Providers.

CEO Gabby Clezy said: ‘We were delighted to have had this opportunity to raise awareness with potential policymakers of the need for more affordable rental homes for older people, and to discuss New Zealand’s key priorities for older people’s sustainable rental housing into the future.’

 

Gabby’s pictured above (second from right) welcoming the Committee, flanked by National’s Dan Bidois and Haumaru’s Community and Cultural Liaison Adele Harrison. Also pictured (from left) are: Simon O’Connor (MP for Tamaki), Agnes Loheni (List MP based in Mangere), Maggie Barry (MP for North Shore) and Kanwal Bakshi (List MP based in Manukau East).