RWT Housing Survey results released
A comprehensive housing survey is just one of the 23 solutions proposed by the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation [RWT] team two years ago.
To view the report click here RWT_Housing Report_landscape_2015
Just completed, of the 101 homes surveyed, 38 percent didn’t have any form of insulation, 76 percent used a wood burner as the main source of heating but of these 15 percent of families struggled with affording wood and having adequate dry storage available.
In gaining funding for audit, RWT Project Manager Erena Mikaere-Most also secured funds to trial a building Warrant of Fitness [WoF] check on ten properties.
Helped by Ruapehu District Council building inspector Bryan Jacobsen, Ruapehu Fire Safety Officer John ‘Luigi’ Hotter and electrician father-in-law, Lou Most the check was such a success it’s now being offered to another 50 families.
“The main thing the survey and test warrants affirmed for us is we need to work on having warm houses,” Ms Mikaere-Most said.