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 MP, 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.
May 2019 - Introducing our new tenancy manager
Sue Clarke is the newest member of the Dwell whanau and comes with experience from the UK (with Swansea City Council as a Housing Officer) and in New Zealand with Wellington City Council and most recently with LinkPeople, as tenancy manager. She also holds a Masters in Housing from Cardiff University, so adds intellectual horsepower to our already bright team.
The tenancy manager role is at the heart of what Dwells does. Sue’s responsibilities include making real our commitment to support our tenants so they can “live well, be well, do well”. A spectrum of activities is required for being “more than a landlord” - from making sure rent is paid each week and quickly assisting if it becomes a problem to getting back on track, to sourcing the people who will occupy any vacancies or new homes Dwell has. Always on the look out to help solve issues before they cause distress, Sue has great connections to our community to source the support our tenants might need.
This role requires a magic mix of empathy, clear communication, solid knowledge of tenancy law, and pragmatism. Sue will be a real champion in helping our tenants sustain their tenancies.
March 2019 - Farewell to Liz
We are very sad. On 21 March we farewelled our wonderful Housing Manager Liz Kemp. Liz is a big loss to our team and we will miss her and her skills and talents enormously. We are very proud of her though as she is leaving us for a team leader role with another community housing provider. She will always be a special member of the Dwell whanau.
Go well and do well Liz, with thanks and aroha from Dwell.
March 2019 - Tenancy Manager wanted
Tenancy Manager – part time
Like making a real difference to people’s lives through your work?
This exciting role is at the heart of what we do. We are looking for someone exceptional to take responsibility for our tenancy management. You will deliver the services that our diverse range of tenants want and support the smooth running of our great organisation. You will have lots of opportunity for professional development and to make a real difference with your work.
Dwell Housing Trust is a community housing provider that provides quality affordable housing to people in need in the Wellington area. We are more than a landlord and we want our tenants to “live well, be well, do well – with Dwell”.
We need someone who
- is a people person and has excellent communication skills
- has a passion for customer service
- has the experience to provide a great housing management service
- will be comfortable dealing with customers on a range of issues
- is highly organised and can juggle multiple demands and who also has an eye for detail
- is assertive and articulate and can set clear boundaries
- is a great problem solver
- is culturally attuned and has a strong sense of social justice.
This is role will suit someone who wants to work 20 to 24 hours per week.
Be part of a supportive close knit team where life balance is encouraged, flexible work arrangements are available, people are at the heart of what we do, and forward thinking is one of our values. You may not have a background in social housing but if you get a buzz out of helping people and thrive on getting the job done well, we would love to hear from you.
Applications close at 9am on Wesdnesday 3 April 2019.
November 2018 - Annual report 2017-2018
September 2018 - Dwell celebration
On 20 September Dwell's staff, patron and board, along with our supporters, partners and other friends of Dwell came together to celebrate five years of Dwell Housing Trust and our Kilbirnie development.
We were also delighted that the Minister for Building and Construction and Associate Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Jenny Salesa MP was able to join us for the celebration and to assist our patron, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier in the burying of the time capsule.
As well as a celebration, it was a great opportunity for our guests to see the work in progress and to visualise the homes they will become to families and individuals in need.