Monte Cecilia Housing Trust offers a range of housing services that support low income families to find affordable and appropriate housing as well as preparing them to manage their own home. Our services range from housing advice and referral, advocacy for sustainable rental housing.
With 20 social work, administration and tenancy staff we are passionate about what we do with some staff fluent in the Samoan and Tongan languages
Our service delivery model enables low income families with a serious housing need to have access to safe and affordable emergency housing for up to 3 months. During this time, families contribute to a savings program, develop skills in household management and benefit from comprehensive family support services through our supportive housing program. Families are able to stabilise their living situation as Monte assists them to transition towards independent housing, either in a state house or private rental. Currently Monte is able to support 40 families in emergency/transitional housing options across south Auckland
Wraparound services provided by Monte to support homeless families include: financial literacy, parenting programs, household management, cooking classes, family goal setting and job seeking.
Monte Cecilia owns 23 homes and leases another 70 plus homes to assist families by offering affordable rentals across South & West Auckland, these homes mostly create a pathway out of emergency housing
Our overall aim is to ensure a successful transition to independent housing so that families can better determine their own futures.