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Housing

Housing will be affordable, sustainable, and environmentally appropriate for whānau across Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru. This is an area where clarity is required in order to effectively address the many varying and perceived housing issues in the rohe. The quality of housing is inextricably linked to the quality of health and wellbeing for whānau, so understanding the housing needs in order to design an effective response for Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru is a priority for this focus area.

 

Opportunities

Increase available houses to rent

There is an opportunity to increase the number of year-round, longterm rental properties for locals.

Increase % of healthy homes

There is an opportunity to increase the quality and energy efficiency of the current housing stock in the Ruapehu rohe.

 

Solutions

These are the Housing solutions, set by local whānau, that provide the stepping stones towards capitalising on the areas of opportunity above.

Housing Needs survey & action plan

A Housing needs survey will be undertaken in order to clearly understand for Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru:

• the quality and energy efficiency (i.e. the health) of homes

• the availability of reasonable rental houses

• the condition of rental houses

• the information requirements of whānau, in relation to creating, keeping and maintaining a healthy home

• whānau aspirations in relation to home ownership.

The findings of the survey will also inform a corresponding action plan and the implementation of the remaining Housing solutions below.

THIS SOLUTION BEGAN IN 2014.
Sponsored Home Ownership Programme

Appropriate home ownership programme/s will be made available or established in our community to meet the identified need and home ownership aspirations of whānau throughout Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru. The Hauora navigator8 will provide the necessary support to those whānau wanting to navigate the different options and understand the requirements for purchasing their own home.

THIS SOLUTION WILL BEGIN IN 2015.
Healthy Homes Initiative

This initiative will investigate the feasibility of programmes being brought to Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru that enable whānau to create and maintain healthy homes e.g. free home insulation, energywise workshops.

This initiative will also include the dissemination of a healthy homes booklet with proven tips, techniques, methods and information to make tenants, landlords and owners aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to maintaining a healthy home.

THIS SOLUTION WILL BEGIN IN 2015.
Property WoF

Warrant of Fitness on rental and/or owned properties across Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru made available to assess the quality and health of homes. If any repairs or action is required, the Hauora Navigator will connect the owner/tenant with the right service.

This initiative also involves investigating the possibility of requiring nightly-stay rentals to pass a commercial Warrant of Fitness as a step toward stabilising the local rental and accommodation market.

THIS SOLUTION BEAGAN IN 2014.
Investigate Alternative Housing Development

A feasibility study to research sustainable infrastructure and the development of an innovative social housing plan for Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru.

THIS SOLUTION BEGAN IN 2013.

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