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 the homeless, and people in transition with housing needs, and have made extraordinary progress to that end. 

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 families while we work with them to find a permanent solution to their problems. At the same time we have established a contract with MSD who refer clients to us as part of their Transitional Housing programme.

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


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: 

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, Auctions and other fundraising events. We invite supporters of UHHT to support the businesses that support us.

Lagans Pharmacy & Mobility Centre

Phone 04 5282540
10 Main Street

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
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
Purple Haze Hair Salon
Phone 04 5288850
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