Compass Housing Services NZ has established a strong platform on which to build future growth.
We have formed strong and productive relationships with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other key government agencies, and the private sector to increase the range and quality of affordable housing options across New Zealand.
As a member of Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), we subscribe to their vision that” it is a basic human right for ALL New Zealanders to have a warm, safe, dry and affordable home”. CHA is the peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector, and we are one of 90 members providing affordable, appropriate housing for approximately 25,000 people nationally across 13,000 homes.
Our partnerships with the Ted Manson Foundation and Soho Developments have seen the delivery of mixed tenure, mixed use developments across Auckland and into regional New Zealand.
The availability of these new properties will encourage all residents to participate in the social and economic life of their communities, irrespective of whether they rent or own their house. All the properties are located close to transport, retail, education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
The $30 million, 92-unit mixed-use development at 38A Liverpool Street was built by CMP Construction for the Ted Manson Foundation.
Seventy-three of the apartments are reserved for community housing where eligible residents pay a maximum of 25 per cent of their income in rent.
Private buyers have purchased some units, Compass Housing Services has a twenty-five year contract with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to manage the residents and the properties.
With over 45 years’ experience in the construction sector, Ted Manson formed the Ted Manson Foundation in 2014 to enable a more coordinated and larger scale contribution to the community and charities sector. The foundation’s aim is to use their expertise to provide long term housing to those New Zealanders who are struggling to find a suitable place to live.
The stunning Westlight mixed use and mixed tenure Development in Glen Eden, Auckland is a six-star Lifemark development comprises two towers with a mix of one-and-two-bedroom apartments and townhouses.
The 173-unit development includes private, Kiwibuild and community housing residents. It provides secure, long term tenure and a place to call home for the whole cross-section of the West Auckland population.
Westlight sets a new benchmark in community housing in New Zealand. It is within walking distance to shops, school, rail and bus transport and services including childcare, health and recreation.
The development includes community, affordable Kiwibuild homes and home-ownership with onsite management as well as a community centre and retail shops on the ground floor.
By 2021, Compass Housing Services NZ will be managing a further 110, one and two-bedroom units as part of a partnership with Soho Group Limited and the Ministry of Urban Development.
The first 26 units came online in December 2020 with a major redevelopment on the former Motor Inn site located centrally in Whanganui.
The partnership is also constructing new developments with a further 42 one and two bedroom units in Palmerston North and 36 one and two bedroom units in West Auckland in 2021.