In 2013 Wellington Housing Trust and Mahora House Inc joined together to create Dwell Housing Trust.
L-R: Minister Jenny Salesa and Dwell Patron Judge Peter Boshier are placing a time capsule with the hope that when it is found New Zealand no longer has a housing crisis.Recently Dwell took the opportunity to mark the fifth anniversary of this very successful merger with a celebration at their latest building site. With capital funding from government, Dwell is currently building 14 well- designed, healthy, quality homes for people in need and who are on the social housing register, on the site of the old Mahora House.
Dwell Chief Executive Alison Cadman spoke about the importance of the past and how Mahora House was set up in the late 1980s by people who had a heart for those in need of housing. “Almost 40 years later the need for us to come together to support people into affordable homes is stronger than ever.”
While acknowledging the importance of all the work done by many in the past, thanking all those people and businesses who support their work today, Dwell also looked to the future and emphasised the need for the right settings to be in place, so community housing can continue to grow to scale.