Support for those in need

Housing Connections is a network of Auckland based emergency housing providers that work together to help deliver better quality services, and make it easier to access immediate housing solutions.

Network Members

VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest Community Trust operates across West Auckland and Christchurch, offering both emergency and long term supportive housing as well as an integrated range of wrap-around support services to support the wellbeing of people.


VisionWest has recently completed the 2 year Emergency Housing response in Christchurch and is currently engaged in the oversight and management of Luke St, Otahuhu with 20 houses and coordination of site services for Monte Cecilia and The Salvation Army.

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09 818 0706

De Paul House provides housing and family support services. Our service keeps families united in a safe and dignified environment.  Sustainable housing in the community is our goal for all families.


Currently we offer 23 emergency residential units with a combination of self contained and shared facilities.  Our programme provides access to our early childhood centre, learning centre, budget, and social work support to ensure housing remains sustainable.  We also run food, furniture and clothing banks.


A pilot has seen De Paul House in partnership with the NZ Dominican Sisters Trust Board offer a house in the community to an outreach family.  This family is now saving toward home ownership with the assistance of NZ Housing Foundation.

De Paul House

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Manager: Jan Rutledge

09 480 5959

Emerge Aotearoa has been providing Social Housing in Auckland for over ten years, and has been providing Emergency Housing in Auckland since March 2016.
Our model recognises the importance of providing support services alongside tenancy management, and the difference this makes in assisting whānau to find long term homes.  
We have in excess of 200 emergency housing units across the country, with approximately 130 within the Auckland region.  
In addition to our housing support, Emerge Aotearoa also provides mental health, addiction, disability and offender reintegration support services.

Emerge Aotearoa

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National Housing Manager: Hope Simonsen

09 265 0255

The Salvation Army runs the Transitional Housing programme for single parent families with up to 3 children. There are 7 units with 2 bedrooms each. The criteria of the programme is that there are no men on site and the clients attend lifestyle
and parenting classes.


We also have Emergency Housing; 10 houses in Otahuhu and 6 in Orakei. Referrals are made through MSD only. The houses can cater for couples with children and single parents, offering 12 week emergency housing and ranging from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms.  Wrap around social work support is given with the aim to provide long term sustainable housing by the end of the programme. Clients can attend budgeting and other services offered by the Salvation Army as needed by the family.

The Salvation Army
(Royal Oak)

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Kris Teikamata

027 511 3163
09 639 1181
021 731 394

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Sharon Ryan

The Salvation Army Waitakere has 2 emergency houses for medium size families living in West Auckland (i.e. solo parent or couple with 2-5 children). We offer families up to 12 weeks accommodation in our homes. During this time we provide wrap around social work support including financial mentoring, parenting support etc. tailored to the families' needs. We aim to support families to secure their own long-term accommodation by the end of the programme. Families are also offered follow-up support.

The Salvation Army

Whānau Resource Centre
o Pukekohe

Emergency housing for women and tamariki (0-11yrs of age,
up to 11 people at any one time), in-house programs, free access to ECE for Emergency House clients Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.


Advocacy for whānau (men & women), budgeting, parenting programmes, drug & alcohol programmes, family group conference support, court support – (orders applications/ protection /parenting /furniture/ancillary etc.), anger management, whakapapa/family connections, cooking on
a budget programmes, maara kai, school support, managing children’s behaviour in action, culturally responsive services, educational training for employment readiness (L1&L2), government agency support – [MSD, Oranga Tamariki, MOJ, HNZC, Police, Corrections], family violence support –
primary prevention.

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Puawaereti Ryder 

Monday to Friday 9am to 5:00 pm

09 238 5285
027 486 7950


CareRanui enables people to reach their potential to be a positive influence for their community. Current services provided include 6 emergency houses, each shared by two solo parent mothers. Our 12 week support comprises social worker, budgeting advice and planning and continues for 12 weeks after a longer term housing solution is found.

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Graham Davis

A Women's Refuge that offers a place of safety to women and children who need to escape from domestic violence.  Courses running at the refuge are:  domestic violence education, parenting toolbox, CareNZ counselling, financial literacy and gardening and cooking skills.  We accept mothers and children from all over Auckland and throughout New Zealand. We can take up to 10 families at a time.

Te Whare Marama
o Mangere Refuge

09 276 7922

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Penina is the first registered Pacific Community Housing Provider and is currently working towards developing homes for social housing.  The Trust has been providing emergency housing since August 2017 and is currently managing a 21 unit complex at Manukau.

Penina Health Trust

021 835 388

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Tenancy Manager: Ierome Paletasala


Monte Cecilia Housing Trust's vision is that 'everyone has access to adequate affordable
and secure housing' and our Mission is to promote housing justice for everyone in Aotearoa,
New Zealand.


Monte has over 34 years experience in serving families in South and West Auckland which has meant over 15000 families have benefited from our emergency, social housing and advocacy services. Monte Cecilia presently has over
50 social and 38 emergency housing options and is working to increase that total supply to assist even more families.


Monte Cecilia is committed to assisting families. If you are a family on the housing register and still waiting or believe you are eligible to be, are homeless, living in a car, boarding house, garage, overcrowded home, Monte Cecilia can advocate and or assist you.

Monte Cecilia

Housing Trust

New Lynn

3131 Great North Road
(in the Lifewise office)

New Lynn

Auckland 0600

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30 Windrush Close


Auckland 2022

09 275 6661
09 818 0218

Strive Community Trust, previously known as Tamaki Ki Raro Trust, has been providing services for children, youth and families in Mangere and surrounding suburbs since its registration in 1986.


The Trust offers a range of social services: attendance; counselling; family wellbeing; financial capability; social workers in secondary schools; teen dads; tenancy advice;
youth development and youth services.

Strive has recently been contracted by the MSD to provide short term transitional housing to clients at risk of homelessness, along with a comprehensive range of support services, in Papatoetoe (72 rooms), Manurewa (19 rooms), Mangere
(a 5 bedroom house). Strive also provides wrap-round support services to 60 families residing in motels and manages the 16 Te Puea Kaumatua Flats in Mangere Bridge.

Strive Community Trust

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021 609 039

“Te Manawanui o te kaingaki, tupu aki te rearea”

“A helping hand today, may save a generation tomorrow”

Emergency supported housing in Mt Roskill for whānau/ families, sole parent/grandparents/parents and children.
We have programmes, attached during the duration of their stay. We also offer budgeting services and advocacy.

Te Manawanui

09 6391 1731

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021 280 4000

The trust provides emergency housing, a safe haven for families and single pregnant women in East Auckland.
We develop a sense of hope and build people up so that they can believe in themselves and become self-sufficient. ICCT assists five high risk whānau in EH at any one time. Whanau
are provided with a full range of wrap around social services, and are assisted to obtain sustainable rental homes.

Island Child

09 574 5530

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Danielle Bergin, Manager


Te Whanau Rangimarie provides housing, advocacy and support services in South Auckland. We have 2 houses with shared communal spaces and can accommodate up to 10 families at one time between the 2 houses.


We are committed to providing life changing advocacy and support services that address the economic, social, education, health and cultural needs of all people. This is achieved
through working together to improve safety and well-being
for those in need.


In addition to housing we offer advocacy and support with government agencies such as Work and Income and Housing New Zealand we also provide programmes such as financial literacy through Vaka Tautua, parenting toolbox programme, non-violence programme for men and safety programmes for women and children.

Te Roopu o Te Whānau
Rangimarie o

Tamaki Makaurau

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09 275 1230