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Community Housing

We help you keep a roof over your head. Lifewise Community Housing Services gives you tools to help you manage your money, make sense of benefits and be independent, so you can keep living in your home.

We offer practical support to help you stay housed.

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What can we help with?

If you are finding it hard to manage your tenancy, or risk losing your tenancy, we give practical and emotional support. We can connect you with other services too.
We help with things like:

Some examples of our support include:

  • Helping set up your home, e.g. connecting to utilities
  • Connecting to other support
  • Understanding your finances, and help with debt or arrears
  • Advocating for you
  • Support with employment and training

Basically, anything that will help you to cope with your tenancy! The service is free and we will work with people typically between 3 – 12 months, depending on what is needed.

You can get support for yourself or for somebody else

We cover central Auckland (west to Avondale) and can support you if:

  • you live in central Auckland
  • you are aged 18 or over
  • you live in a residential tenancy or are about to move into one
  • you agree to regular support

This service is free. All you need to do is give us a call or complete a referral form and a privacy and consent form.

You can ask to be referred by your Support Worker, or through other services such as a Probation Service, a Drug and Alcohol Treatment programme, or a doctor.


Have a plan that suits you

We’re flexible in the way we work with you. We can give you one-off support or work with you for up to a year. We can organise a mixture of phone calls, visits to your home, emails, or online meetings. Once you have things sorted out, we’ll check in again after a month and in three months.

We want to work with you. To plan with you, and support you support you to achieve your goals.

We’ll walk alongside you and:

  • listen to what you want
  • be culturally responsive and respectful
  • put you at the centre of the service – nothing about you without you
  • be friendly, organised, and professional.

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