Family Stories

Hi my name is Cara, and this is my husband Logan and our daughters …

I’m currently working part time as a Graphic Designer and Logan works as an Electronic Technician at the University of Auckland. We have been married 20 years and until we moved into this home, we had only ever rented, moving more than 14 times.

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Ayla Hoeta’s attitude to, and success in life, belies bleak beginnings.

Growing up her life was challenging - gang connections, family members in jail, teenage mothers without the resources needed to look after babies, alcohol, unemployment…

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Warren: “We came to New Zealand from Suva in Fiji in 2008. When we first arrived in New Zealand our son was two and half years old. We came to New Zealand in search of a better life for ourselves and our son.

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Hi, my name is Tania and this is my partner Lei.

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We are Lisa & Wirihana, proud parents of Ngāwaka & Raukura, & proud owners of a crazy dog - Tokena. Prior to our Housing Foundation journey we had been renting in south Auckland, in Manurewa where we both grew up.

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Hi, I am Richard Drake. I live here in Mangere with Nicola, my wife and our three sons Oliver, Thomas and Peter aged 6, 5 and 1. I work as an Organisational Development Advisor at Auckland Council.”

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After her divorce, Jackie found herself starting over again. She moved from Wellington to Auckland in 2005 with four children between the ages of 1-13 years.

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Cynthia, Tamarua and their kids Anton, Sae’Leigh, Lealin and Kodi were renting just down the road from where they now live in their new home with assistance from the Housing Foundation.  

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Rebecca, Jennings, kids and Rebecca’s father have moved into their new home out in Sunnyvale.  They tell the story of their journey here.

"Before moving into our new home through Housing Foundation, we had been renting together for 13 years, from when we got married."

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