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 housing, to offering a limited range of housing available in Trust properties.
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 programme, develop skills in household management and benefit from comprehensive family support services through our supportive housing programme. 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 12 families in Mangere, 11 families in Takanini and 12 families in Otahuhu. We also provide social work support to the families living in Ranui park.
Wraparound services provided by Monte to support homeless families include: financial literacy, parenting programmes, household management, cooking classes, family goal setting and job seeking.
Our overall aim is to ensure a successful transition to independent housing so that families can better determine their own futures.