Thursday’s ground breaking ceremony marks the start of a new 23-home community housing development in Whangārei with construction expected to be completed in May 2024.
As a Community Housing Provider (CHP), Habitat for Humanity Northern Region is working alongside the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) to deliver affordable rental options to people who are on the housing waitlist or are experiencing housing deprivation.
Habitat Northern Build and Development Manager, Jay Davies said “This community housing development will provide good quality medium density housing to Whangārei. The homes are energy efficient, durable and provides a high level of onsite amenity for the residents to thrive. This includes shared green spaces, BBQ area, a children’s playground, and an onsite indoor community hub.
The home specifications exceed the building code standards with increased levels of insulation, glazing and robust materials with liveability and future maintenance in mind. Each home will be fitted with solar power for increased energy efficiency and to reduce the family’s energy bills by upwards of 50%.”
This development is in partnership with GJ Gardener Homes, Whangārei. Funding has been made available by MHUD and we have received additional funding for the project from the Māori Housing Renewable Energy Fund for solar panels.