Cold, damp, and mouldy
Family moved in with a cousin and lived in overcrowded, three bedroom HNZ property that had total of six adults and three children. Mary was 28 weeks pregnant and found it hard sleeping on the floor in the lounge with her family.
Now they're making plans...
Amiria* and her family were in a rat and flea infested private rental, with a landlord that refused to listen to their complaints about substandard housing. Their tenancy was terminated.
Whanau settled into a safe and stable home
John* and his partner, along with their 6 children, were very transient moving several times between whanau since 2003. This was due to a relationship breakdown, tenancy breach and having such a large family that contributed to overcrowded living.
Just another day...
Thomas* was having a very stressful time when he had made contact with Monte Cecilia Housing Trust. His partner was in I.C.U and his current lease was to end on that day which added more stress to Thomas’ situation.
Monte Cecilia's kindness impacted a child almost twenty years ago
Joseph Paulo, 34, grew up in Monte Cecilia housing in the early 1990s. He has now come full circle...
Family forced to sleep in their car
Referred by Work and Income due to overcrowding in a temporary Housing New Zealand house, where they were sleeping on the floor of the dining room..
Single mum turns life around
Sandra,* is a single Mum with five kids (5yrs-14yrs). For five years they were living in a three bedroom HNZ home and they only used two of the bedrooms. The third bedroom was not livable.
Helping break through barriers
With his children in Oranga Tamariki, George* needed support in bringing them back into his Whānau. He came to Monte Cecilia for support in this complex matter and reintegration process.
Happy home outcome
After her sister gained support from Monte Cecilia, Allison* knew she could ask for help in attempting to leave her Housing New Zealand house,
Happy mum and daughter
Atalia* and her daughter contacted Monte Cecilia for help because they were living in a car for the past three months ...