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More than, May Part Two

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It's week two of our More than, May. In this week's story we meet Yuliana and her family who recently transferred to a new Dwell home following the arrival of a new baby.
Being more than a landlord means we get to know our tenants personally, gain an understanding of their individual needs and support them to live well. This can involve recognising when their existing home no longer meets their needs and using our own resources and our networks to initiate a transfer to a more suitable home were possible.

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More than, May

PhotoofHomewordsinoffice For our More than, May, in the month of May, we will feature stories about how Dwell works with our tenants to make sure they can live well, do well, be well.
We recently assisted a family who have been our tenants for several years. After a relationship breakdown, dad left the household, mum, we’ll call her Hana in the interests of her privacy, was left to manage the household including five children on her own.

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Rebecca and Alistair

Osbornes photo7An example of how Dwell has the flexibility to provide a range of services. This is an example of our shared homeownership scheme.
Rebecca and Alistair lived in a rented Dwell home in Berhampore for three years before moving with their two children into their own home as part of Dwell’s shared homeownership scheme.

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Roma and Laurie

romalaurie-wsAn example of how Dwell is more than a landlord.
Laurie, an ex-dance teacher, came here from Sydney in 1961, asked by a friend who had a dance school to help out for a brief period. That same year Roma arrived from Edinburgh to catch up with a boyfriend. One of her friends was a dancer who went to Laurie for lessons. Although Roma did first meet Laurie at one of the dancing lessons she attended, she got married to someone else, but that did not last.

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Matautu-wsAn example of how Dwell works in partnership – this time with another housing provider.
Dwell tenant Matautu Ualesi works at Wellington hospital serving food to patients and taking around tea and coffee, while her husband also works at the hospital as a cleaner. Patients tell her she makes them happy with her friendly, smiling face.

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Amanda and Louise

Amanda-Louise-Wendy-wsAn example of the difference Dwell makes to people's lives and how we work in partnership with other organisations.
Amanda and Louise now share a Dwell home, receiving support from Community Connections to live independently in the community, but they have had an interesting journey getting there.

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Dwell Housing Trust provides affordable, quality housing for people in need or on a low income. We are more than a landlord - we ensure our tenants have access to the support they need and want to live well, do well and be well.

We believe that affordable, stable and healthy housing is a fundamental right, and that appropriate housing has long-lasting benefits for the people living within those households and the wider community.

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Wellington 6142, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand