Kāinga Ora is excited to become the new landlord for 142 community housing properties previously owned and managed by the Nelson City Council.

The transfer of the homes and customers took effect on Friday March 19.

Kāinga Ora and Nelson City Council have been working on this agreement which both believe will help stimulate a wider range of housing options in that region.

Kāinga Ora Nelson-based Area Manager Dale (right) and Tenancy Manager Ariana are looking forward to meeting with and supporting our new customers in Nelson.

Our Nelson-based staff will take over management of the council’s 142 properties and their tenants as a result of the deal.

Much of the sale proceeds will be invested into a new council Housing Reserve that will seek investment into social and affordable housing projects across the wider Nelson community.

All council tenants have retained their current tenancy as part of the agreement.

Nelson-based Area Manager Dale, from Kāinga Ora, says he and his local team of staff are looking forward to welcoming and working with the new tenants.

“It’s going to be exciting to start forming new relationships with the former council tenants and working with them. Bringing these tenants into the wider Kāinga Ora whānau is something my team are looking to embrace.’’

Dale says a lot of work has gone into working with the council, Ministry of Social Development and other partners to enable a smooth transfer.

“This has been a massive effort by many and it’s just great to now see the deal get across the line so we can start our role of working with our new tenants.’’

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Page updated: 22 March 2021