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October 2019 - Substation mural

The substation at our new Mahora homes has been painted. The mural shows a number of different homes and one of the houses illustrated is the old Mahora House.

Artist Dan Mills has done a fantastic job and our tenants and neighbours are very happy with the result.  Dwell would like to thank Wellington Electricity and Dan for making this happen.


October 2019 - Tenant survey results

Our annual tenant survey is one of the many tools Dwell uses to get feedback from our tenants.

Like past years, the results from the latest survey show a very high rate of satisfaction. With this positive result and useful feedback we will continue to work hard to achieve our strategic goal of Great Services.


October 2019 - Select Committee visit

Many thanks to the MPs of Parliament's Social Services and Community Select Committee for taking the time to visit Dwell. They were taken on a tour of Dwell's build projects.

We showed them what Dwell is capable of and, despite the wet and cold day, our work shone. We also welcomed the opportunity to talk with them about what more we could be doing to provide affordable housing if the right conditions are created.

Here is CE Alison Cadman, far left, and Projects Manager Ingrid Downey, fourth from left, with the visiting MPs outside our next new build project in Kilbirnie.


September 2019 - Property sold

 We said goodbye to this grand old property today.

It was settlement day on the sale of this house, owned by Dwell and its predecessor Wellington Housing Trust for over 35 years. The house has four units and so has provided a home, in a great location, to hundreds of people over this time.

It is sad to see the house go but the release of equity will enable Dwell to build more healthy, affordable homes.


August 2019 - Stuff article about development rules

Dwell was mentioned and CE Alison Cadman quoted in an article on Stuff about the new National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

June 2019 - Mahora housing project opening

On 19 June the Dwell colours were flying high as we had a formal opening of our Mahora project. Our 14 quality, healthy homes were on show and joining us in the celebration was Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hon Phil Twyford, local MP Paul Eagle, Wellington City Councillor Brian Dawson. Along with builders Wilson Building Ltd, architects Novak+Middleton plus all the project’s stakeholders, many of Dwell’s supporters and the brilliant Dwell team. People who have a heart for people in housing need.

Our Patron Judge Peter Boshier and CE Alison Cadman highlighted this successful project which has been completed on time and within budget. Their message was clear – Dwell is a developer of affordable housing and its ready and willing to do more to house people in need.







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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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