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PARS’ whare services are expanding

Dec 18, 2021

Recently, PARS held a turning off the sod ceremony to mark the development of a purpose-built three-bedroom annex at one of our supported accommodation homes. We are excited by this opportunity to support even more tangata in their transition into sustainable housing.

Our special thanks to PARS’ Pae Arahi/Cultural Advisor, Akuhata Rangi (pictured below), who flew up from Whakatane to officiate at the ceremony.


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Safe, warm and dry housing is a basic human necessity for people to live positive lives, and is the right of each individual and whānau. Yet long-term sustainable housing is a challenge for many in Aotearoa today – a challenge that is experienced acutely by people who have been released from prison, and those deported from overseas.

PARS provides whare services as part of our ecology of care – emergency housing, supported accommodation, transitional housing and referral pathways to social housing across wider metropolitan Auckland, through to Whangārei and Kaikohe in the far north. In the 2019/2020 year, PARS assisted nearly 600 tangata to find accommodation. Our ultimate goal is to support all tangata to access long-term accommodation that meets their needs (whether it is with private landlords or other community providers). To help us achieve this, we also partner with other suppliers who are committed to delivering sustainable housing solutions for those who are chronically street/car homeless; families who are transitionally homeless; wrap around support for and housing for people exiting prison sentences; support and housing for youth who are homeless or transitioning from state care; supported accommodation for people receiving mental health services and kaumatua housing.

Read more in our 2019/2020 annual report.