TCHT purchase of Whakatane District Councils pensioner housing stock, 72 one bedroom units in Whakatane and 7 in Murupara.
TCHT became a registered social housing provider. .
Sale and Purchase agreement with Classic Builders for an innovative housing solution for Tauranga - 14 one bedroom units in a special housing accord development. Tenants moving in week prior Christmas.
Healthy Homes Project commenced after the Ministry of Health new innovation scheme focusing on ' reducing rheumatic fever'.
Bring on 2017 ! New developments and concept plans in the pipeline.....
$1.7m grant from SHU for 14 unit Clarke St development.
By years end there were 127 people on the TCHT 'books' and staff were overseeing 50 plus tenancies. Notable trends were the increase in young and older people being referred.
TCHT produced a short DVD highlighting housing needs and outlining TCHT work. The DVD was well received and was viewed at the police Charity Luncheon where TCHT was the very fortunate recipient of a substantial grant (87,000).
Friendly Landlord Project (FLP) a pilot project (funded by BOP District Health Board) commenced. FLP focused on supporting people with a serious mental illness into secure, sustainable housing.
TCHT completed its second building project; three purpose built, fully accessible, four bedroom dwellings, each on its own title in Danny Place.
TCHT were involved in a collaborative research project. The research examined current and future housing needs of disabled people in the BOP and Lakes regions.
TCHT completed work on the first housing project - 'the Merivale Project.' The building of 2 adjacent properties on Fraser Street. They were purpose built for the Trusts needs.
The Housing Facilitation Service (HFS) was established and 25 people (with a disabled person in the household) were supported into suitable housing.
CCS Disability Action BOP initiated and resourced a Housing Project to investigate the housing needs, gaps and potential solutions for disabled people and their families. Trust Formally Established.