Upper Hutt Housing trust was formed as a Christian response to the level of homelessness in our community. We have been working with homeless, and people in transition with housing needs, for over 18 months and have made extraordinary progress in that time.
The vision of the Upper Hutt Housing Trust is that all of our people have suitable and sustainable housing.
The Upper Hutt Housing Trust was formed in August 2016 as the trustees could see the shortage of emergency and transitional housing in Upper Hutt and the desperate situation this created for homeless people.
Our aims are to:
a) To empower individuals and families to source suitable, affordable, sustainable shelter
b) To promote pathways to ensure people living in insecure accommodation progress into secure accommodation
c) To advocate on behalf of people needing support to find safe, secure accommodation
d) To ensure individuals and families at risk of homelessness have support to lessen the risk
e) To provide interim, transitional housing where need is determined
Most days we are hearing from a new family who are struggling to pay rent or cope with financial commitments. We have rented a number of houses in Upper Hutt and with the landlords permission have sublet them to five homeless families while we work with them to find a permanent solution to their problems.
While many have an urgent and immediate need for transitional housing in Upper Hutt, this in an ongoing need that will continue until more social and low cost housing can be built or made available.
Teresa Homan, Chairperson
Judy Dixon, Secretary
We are very fortunate to be supported by the prayers, giving, and resources of many of the church communities and parishes in Upper Hutt, including:
In addition, other organisations in Upper Hutt give us tremendous support, through their active involvement in our work and housing issues:
The Upper Hutt Housing Trust (UHHT) acknowledges generous support from Upper Hutt businesses who have given us goods and services for our fundraising Quizzes and Auctions in 2017 and 2018. We invite supporters of UHHT to support the businesses that support us.
Phone 04 5282540
10 Main Street
235 Main Street
Paws & Claws Petshop
Phone 04 5277276
Phone 04 5272003
Phone 04 5285590
Phone 04 5285277
7 Queen Street
Upper Hutt Produce
Phone 04 5288567
14 Queen Street
TakeMeBack Vintage & Retro
386 Fergusson Drive
Phone 04 5288878
Phone 04 5278327
31a Montgomery Crescent