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Monte Cecilia Housing Trust

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Monte Cecilia Housing Trust offers a range of housing services that supports low income families to find affordable and appropriate housing as well as preparing them to sustain their own home.

Providing strength-based & culturally appropriate case management for families in crisis.

The Trust offers a continuum of service:

  1. Initial contact is made through our Social Work Team in Waitakere (09 832 6634) and South Auckland (09 275 6661).
  2. Services range from housing advice and referral, advocacy for sustainable housing, together with a limited range of housing available in Trust properties.
  3. Additionally we run a supportive housing programme based in Mangere. This accommodates 12 families in a communal environment where participation in and commitment to the programme are required.  Families join the programme over a number of weeks whilst working toward their sustainable housing goal.  We do not provide temporary “same day” housing for short periods.
  4. The Trust also has a number of high quality rental properties where families reside for a short term period (from 12 to 36 months), again whilst working toward sustainable housing.

The Trust has found that when families are supported through a housing crisis and a sustainable housing solution is established, their home environment becomes stable.  Many succeed in developing positive connections to and relationships with local communities, for example, through local schools, churches or employment.

Our service delivery model enables low income families with a serious housing need to have access to safe and affordable emergency housing for a period of time, usually between 3 and 24 months.  During this period, families contribute to a savings programme, develop skills in household management and benefit from comprehensive family support services. Families stabilise their living situation, overcome their immediate challenges and can make plans for their future.

The supportive housing programme assists families to transition towards an independent housing solution, usually either a state house or private sector rental.  By the time families have completed the programme they have enough savings to cover the expenses entailed in moving into another home, such as the bond and rent in advance.  Families have also developed other essential resources required for independent family living such as family vision, savings discipline, and job prospects and so on.

Our overall aim is to ensure a successful transition to independent housing so that families can better determine their own futures.


Under 12 months, 1-4 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Referral accepted


Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Service Types


We provide support with housing issues to families with the end goal of achieving sustainable housing. 

Basic needs

  • Emergency accommodation
  • Housing

Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Maori
  • Pacific people

We have Samoan speaking staff available.

Education and training

  • Life skills

We can provide you with the necessary skills and information to maintain a tenancy.

Social work

Our registered social workers provide support for families.


There are no charges for this service.

Languages Spoken

English, Samoan

Contact Details

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30 Windrush Close
Auckland 2022

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Street Address

30 Windrush Close
Auckland 2022

Postal Address

PO Box 43 285

This page was last updated at 9:33AM on September 15, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.