The Westlight development is a partnership with the Ted Manson Foundation, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Compass Housing Services.
The Westlight development provides a high standard of housing with Homestar 6 accreditation. As a result, Westlight households will use significantly less energy and water, and will have less moisture or condensation issues, making it healthier to live in and more affordable to run.
Westlight is a mixed tenure housing development, there are 163 units in total, a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units and 7 townhouses.
The 90 purpose-built apartments are managed by Compass Housing Services for community housing residents and includes 41 one-bedroom and 49 two-bedroom apartments.
There are 75 freehold apartments and 7 townhouses for sale, including properties for sale under the government’s KiwiBuild programme.
The Ted Manson Foundation is committed to delivering high quality, safe, warm and healthy homes that are more accessible to a broader cross-section of the community.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for strategy, policy, funding, monitoring and regulation of New Zealand’s housing and urban development system. It will provide funding for the project over the contract period.
The development is planned to open in late September 202 but, with Covid-19 restrictions in place, these plans may change accordingly.
Due to the typology of the housing, there will be a mix of older and single person households, couples and families with children.
To be eligible for community housing, applicants need to be on the Ministry of Social Development social housing register. Eligibility is based on the assessed need (i.e. priority rating) of the applicant and their individual housing requirements (e.g. # bedrooms, location and modifications).
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Ministry of Social Development are liaising on initial tenanting of Westlight, to ensure a tenant mix that is sustainable for the community housing provider and supports the successful integration of all the residents into their new community.
Compass Housing Services does not operate a wait-list but utilities the Ministry of Social Development social housing register.
Agencies can provide nominations for consideration as long as their applicant is on the social housing register and meets the criteria below.
The selection criteria is dependent on housing requirements and housing priority as assessed by the Ministry of Social Development e.g. number of bedrooms required, preferred area to live in based on health needs, connections to local health services or schools, whanau and family links and well-being requirements.
It is expected that many of the people on the social housing register will be currently living in West Auckland in properties that do not meet their needs.
We anticipate that the first residents will move into the building in October 2020 however, with Covid-19 restrictions in place, these plans may change accordingly.
Residents will be scheduled to move in over a couple of months.
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