Dedicated Kaiārahi walk alongside rangatahi to set personal goals and navigate through issues that may arise.
During their stay at Whare Āhuru, we provide rangatahi with opportunities to develop self reliance.
Our aim is to support rangatahi with their transition to sustainable accommodation. To do so, we first establish healthy and long-lasting relationships through positive role modelling and support.
Our team works collaboratively with other health, education, social sector agencies, community, and Iwi organisations to provide integrated wrap-around support services to meet the individual needs of rangatahi.
Meet our partners here.
In addition to provision of temporary accommodation, rangatahi are provided with support services to help them address their needs and move back into long-term accommodation.
Rangatahi are required to contribute 25% of their income toward their housing costs, which is in line with income-related rents for public housing and emergency housing special needs grants. Ministry of Social Development subsidises the balance of rent payable.
In general, families and individuals stay in transitional housing for an average of 12 weeks. However, rangatahi require higher levels of
support. An average stay for those 16-21 years is 6 to 12 months.
In addition, rangatahi receive further support once they’ve found a permanent place to live to ensure their transition to independent living is successful.
Independent and between the ages 16 – 21
In a position where they do not require supported living arrangements
Will not be able to remain in their usual place of residence (if any)
Will not have access to other accommodation that is adequate for them and their immediate family where not providing the assistance would worsen the person’s position, increase, or create any risk to the life or welfare of the household, or cause serious hardship to the household
Are unable to meet the cost of other accommodation from their resources