New affordable rental homes for older people in Glen Eden
Affordable rental housing for older people living in a West Auckland suburb has received a significant boost with the opening of a purpose-built, 41-unit apartment development in the heart of Glen Eden.
Niche Community Housing Provider Haumaru Housing, which specialises in providing affordable rental housing for people aged over 65, and Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities have celebrated the opening of the six-level complex at 2 Wilson Road, located close to Glen Eden town centre.
Built by Kāinga Ora and progressed with support from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the 41 one-bedroom homes have been designed by the Ministry of Architecture and Interiors to meet the specific needs of older people. All the homes are wheelchair-accessible and have heat pumps, wet area bathrooms, dedicated garaging and charging for electric mobility scooters, lift access and other features such as handrails suitable for people with mobility challenges. The complex also offers a shared common room with outdoor patio area for tenants’ socialising and is close to local shops and other public amenities. The homes are built to universal design standards, with a Homestar Seven rating anticipated.