About us

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. 

Official Stuff

Trustees

Teresa Homan, Chairperson

Judy Dixon, Secretary

Supporting Organisations

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: 

  • St Joseph's, Catholic
  • Our Lady of Grace, Catholic
  • St Mary’s, Anglican
  • St John’s, Anglican
  • St Hilda’s, Anglican
  • Upper Hutt Baptist
  • Rimutaka Baptist
  • Uniting Parish, Methodist/Presbyterian
  • Riverstones Assemblies of God
  • Lane Park Christian Church
  • Heretaunga Christian Centre
  • The King's Arms
  • Salvation Army
  • St Margaret's, Presbyterian

In addition, other organisations in Upper Hutt give us tremendous support, through their active involvement in our work and housing issues:

  • Orongomai Marae
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Ministry of Social Development

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.

Lagans Pharmacy & Mobility Centre

Phone 04 5282540
10 Main Street
https://www.facebook.com/Lagans.Pharmacy/

Paws & Claws Petshop
Phone 04 5285548

235 Main Street
Paws & Claws Petshop

 
Pak’n’Save Supermarket
Phone 04 5277276
Gibbons Street and Royal Street
 
Countdown Maidstone Supermarket
Phone 04 5272003
Russell Street
 
Countdown Upper Hutt Supermarket
Phone 04 5272020
13-19 Queen St
 
Monterey Cinemas
Phone 04 5285590
 
New Zealand Rugby Union
http://www.NZRugby.co.NZ
 
Paper Plus
Phone 04 5285277
 
Big Print / Print Big
Phone 02108371745
133 Main Street
 
Arisong Cafe
Phone 04 9392770
30 Main Street
 
Grind Coffee Lounge
 
Ditto NZ Ltd
Phone 02041342154
www.Michael.Hurle@Ditto.Kiwi
 
Purple Haze Hair Salon
Phone 04 5288850
TheMallUpperHutt.co.NZ/stores
 
Lifestyle Gym
Phone 04 5277540
7 Queen Street

Upper Hutt Produce
Phone 04 5288567
14 Queen Street

TakeMeBack Vintage & Retro
117 Main Street
 
Lynn’s Lingerie
Phone 04 5287579
2 Geange Street / 122 Main Street
 
Fig Tree Cafe & Delicatessen
Phone 04 9391068
386 Fergusson Drive

Muffin Break
Phone 04 5280888
The Mall, 235 Main Street
 
Edser’s Footwear Repairs
Phone 04 5283847
125 Main Street
 
Miro Cinema
Phone 04 5288878
8a Miro Street
Miro Cinema | Upper Hutt NZ
 
Ballentynes  Fashion Central UH
Phone 04 5278327
Shop 500, Ground Floor, The Mall
 
Bebans Glass
Phone 04 9394452
30 Camp Street, Upper Hutt 5019
 
Brendan Foot Supersite
Phone 04 5287301
458 Fergusson Drive
 
Garage Espresso/Cafe
at Brendan Foot Supersite
458 Fergusson Drive
 
Health 2000
Phone 04 5283363
Shop 802a, The Mall, 185 Main Street
 
Silverstream Pharmacy
Phone 04 5283320
Silverstream Village, Whitemans Road
 
Cameron Harrison Butchery & Delicatessen
Phone 04 5279130
3 Geange Street
 
Salute Hair & Day Spa
Phone 04 5288111
72, 74 Main Street
 
Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe
Phone 04 5267529
2362 Akatarawa Road
 
Kristin’s Flower Shop
Phone 04 5280760
127 Main Street
 
Promises Hair Design
Phone 04 5284361
11 Camp Street
 
Dwight’s Canvas Goods Ltd
Phone 04 5288245
802 Fergusson Drive
 
The Warehouse
Phone 04 5277402
The Mall, between Main and Queen Streets
 
PE Crook Ltd (Mechanic)
Phone 04 5286556
12 Savage Crescent
 
TJ’s Barber
Phone 04 5280605
146, 148 Main Street
 
Ekko Naturals
Phone 04 2139500
Shop 6, City Arcade, 123 Main Street
 
Avisons Home & Giftware
Phone 04 5283004
110 Main Street
 
My Day Spa
Phone 04 5286027
5 Brentwood Street
 
The Curtain Store
Phone 0508 4372737
8 Queen Street
 
Chaplows Framing
Phone 0800 423726
191 Main Street
 
Saint Hilda’s Church
Phone 04 9391659
35 Cruickshank Road
 
Flair Flooring
Phone 04 9393524
22 Pine Avenue
 
Mayfair Cafe & Restaurant
Phone 04 5274116
116 Main Street
 
Sister Therese McConway
 

Sports Centre
31a Montgomery Crescent

 
Niro Hairdressing
Phone 04 5284866
89 Main Street
 
Queen St Pharmacy
Phone 04 5285858
35 Queen Street
 
Carpet Court
Phone 04 5273057
Shop 22, The Mall, 207 Main Street
 
Noel Leeming
Phone 0800 444488 x43300
81 – 89 Main Street

Upper Hutt Store Details – Noel Leeming