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Community of Refuge Trust (CORT)

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CORT Community Housing (Community of Refuge Trust) is a registered social and affordable housing organisation providing homes for people on very low incomes in Auckland. CORT has been offering community housing for more than 30 years.

We are a non-government, not-for-profit community organisation and a registered charitable trust. Any operating surplus created by the trust is used to grow and improve the work we do.


Community Housing

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support


Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you are looking to live independently or know someone you would like to share a flat with, give us a call or get your Key Worker or Community Worker to contact us. We have an application/referral form for you to fill in which will provide us with information on what you are looking for and what properties will best suit you.


CORT (Community of Refuge Trust) is a community housing organisation established as a charitable trust to help people who want assistance in finding and maintaining a home.

The trust was established in 1987 by Ponsonby Baptist Church. Over the years the trust has slowly built up its housing stock through purchasing properties and leasing from private landlords. The trust is supported through rental income, grants, philanthropic trusts and the Auckland District Health Board.

CORT's main operations are located within the boundaries of the old Auckland City. The Trust manages over 220 properties, mainly 1 and 2 bedroom flats.


Mon – Thu8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken



Peter Jeffries - CEO

Stephen Hart - Operations Manager

Ayn Benitez - Finance Manager

Viona Gunawan - Accounts Assistant

Michael O'Keefe - Property Manager

Julia Saunders - Development Manager

Jade Thorne - Senior Tenancy Manager

Makinsie Baker - Tenancy Manager

Elizabeth Joynt - Tenancy Manager

Eleanor Erihi - Tenancy Manager

Public Transport


Parking available behind office, accessible via Grafton Mews (lane located next to office). 

Contact Details

68 Grafton Road
Auckland 1010

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Street Address

68 Grafton Road
Auckland 1010

Postal Address

68 Grafton Road
Auckland 1010

This page was last updated at 9:53AM on March 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Community of Refuge Trust (CORT).