Work starting soon on new homes at Maraenui
19 June 2020
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities is starting work soon to deliver 31 new, much needed family homes at Maraenui, Napier.
"Kāinga Ora is delivering more public housing in Napier to meet rising demand. As part of this work we’re building 31 new warm, dry and safe homes in Maraenui to help provide people and whānau with a warm, dry, safe place to live," said Andrew Booker, Special Advisor to the Chief Executive at Kāinga Ora.
"These homes will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes and will be built on Kāinga Ora owned land at Kelvin Place, Bledisloe Road, and Percy Spiller Avenue. They will be high quality, built to modern building standards, and designed to fit in with the neighbourhood."
Supporting people and whānau
The new homes will be built as permanent public housing, and will initially be used for transitional housing(external link). Transitional housing provides people with accommodation and wraparound support services while they are helped to find a more permanent place to live.
The people and whānau who will stay in these homes may already be living, working or going to school locally. Others will be from nearby areas or districts. The homes will be managed by a contracted provider of housing and support services who will make sure families living there are looked after, and will be a point of contact for neighbours and the community.
Development details and expected construction dates
Andrew outlined work will start first at Bledisloe Road around the end of June, followed by Kelvin Place, then Percy Spiller Avenue in August.
"Delivering these new homes is a good opportunity for the industry. For these projects we have looked to grow our pool of local contractors and sub-contractors to carry out the work."
The aim is to complete the homes around April 2021. These homes are part of the work being delivered under the Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan (2020-2023), which has been developed to prevent and reduce homelessness and to ensure every New Zealander has a place to call home.
Find our more information about these new homes in our Lower North Island developments section.
Page updated: 19 June 2020