Over its 30 years of existence Auckland’s CORT Community Housing has experienced the troughs and peaks of social housing and seen some extraordinary changes.
Left - The funeral procession in protest against government housing policy in the early 1990's on Ponsonby Road.
From precarious finances to stability, from small beginnings to a place as one of New Zealand’s larger social housing providers with a current balance sheet of $66 million worth of property and a plan to build 100 new homes a year for the next three years – or until funding runs out.
And they want to do this alongside setting a high standard in caring for their tenants and in the design of new homes. CORT are an example of what good social housing can be when given the chance to grow.
You can view the history of their journey in the booklet online here.
Below - Patrick and Litia in front of their new unit in Mount Wellington 2014-2015
Right - Seeti and Faith and their children Rosalie,
Elena and Wallace live in a new three-bedroom
CORT home in Waimahia