Whare Whakamaru Tupato o Te Tai Tokerau


Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust (TTEHCT) is a Whangarei based non-profit organisation.

  1. Compassionate Response: We respond compassionately to the immediate needs of the homeless by providing a positive, supportive and safe living environment.

  2. Transformative Engagement: We engage and work alongside our tenants to develop individualised Housing and Action Care plans and set realistic goals, promoting change and enhancing the life skills needed to sustain a home.

  3. Building Connections: We connect our tenants with the appropriate services and agencies to ensure their Housing and Action Care plans can be implemented and followed through.

  4. Enabling steps to stability: We enable tenants to make steps along a pathway towards a more stable living situation and into secure housing.

  5. Governance, Leadership and Communication: We provide effective governance, leadership and communication that enables TTEHCT to be sustainable and achieve its goals and purposes.

TTEHCT manages four of its’ own emergency accommodation properties in Whangarei – a 7 unit ex-motel (Aotea) for whanau with tamariki, an 8 unit site (Kamo) for whanau with tamariki, a large 4 bdrm house for single men and a stand-alone 3 bdrm property (Whare Manaaki) for a larger whanau.  Together these provide 20 rooms/units for singles, couples and/or sole parent whanau to rent for an average of around 12 weeks.  We have also collaborated with Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA) where we provide House Management at a 6 bdrm residence (Whare Parihaka) within the CBD area of Whangarei that caters for up to 6 single men released from prison reintegrating back into the community.

  • Unfortunately due to the high demands for housing we can not always house those who are in need.


For Families:

This property is a block of seven units for single parents or couples with children.

The units are furnished with the basics and there is a shared laundry.

A house manager is on site and the property is fenced and gated and has a wonderful playground for the children.

The TTEHCT office is also sited here with office staff and a social worker to work with the tenants.

For Men:

This property is a four bedroom furnished home with shared facilities.

There is a house manager on site who also works alongside the men.

This home can house up to six men at one time.