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- What is the criteria for the Sustainable Tenancies Programme?
To be eligible to register you must be a registered member with Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust.
- How can I apply?
Referrals for this service can be made by individuals, private landlords, agencies or community services that are working with the whanau. Click here to get in touch with one of the team.
- How much does the kaupapa cost?
This service is free.
- What does the kaupapa involve?
Sustaining Tenancies is tailored to each whanau and looks to offer support and services for tenants in both private rentals or public housing, who are in a tenancy but may need help to be able to stay in it through advocacy, advice and education.
- How long can I stay in the kaupapa?
You and your Kaiarahi will agree on how long you require support and advocacy from the Sustaining Tenancies programme.
- Does Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust provide funding for rentals?
The Trust is not providing funding, but Kaiarahi will provide advice and advocacy.
- Is this available to members living outside of Taupō and Tūrangi?
As this is a 12-month pilot programme we will start in these locations with the aim to expand. Our Kaiarahi are based in Taupō so will make contact and discuss your needs. Assessments can happen remotely, via email, phone call or Zoom meeting.
- Does Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust provide rentals for its members?
Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust has a number of rental initiatives underway including He Kāinga o Iwiheke. Click here to learn more.
- Can you teach me how to become a homeowner?
Yes, under our He Iwi Kāinga umbrella our Kaiarahi can refer you to our Home Ownership Programme. Here we will develop a plan including education for everything you need to know to own your own home.