Every New Zealander deserves to live in a warm, dry and uncrowded home.
More so, there are health benefits in keeping your home warm and dry, and creating space to spread out – having more warm rooms and more sleeping spaces means germs are less likely to spread.
In December 2013, central government began rolling out the Healthy Homes Initiative through district health boards across the North Island. The initiative is all about linking families, agencies and local partners together so that families have the means to create warm, dry and uncrowded homes. While helping to prevent rheumatic fever, respiratory illnesses and other infectious conditions.
Whether you are a tenant, landlord, homeowner or occupier, there’s help available so you can keep your home warm and dry. Receive advice and information about energy efficiency, heating and insulation, and how to reduce dampness and mould. Your first step is to arrange a housing assessment, and then a plan can be put in place so you can make the necessary improvements.
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has contracted the expertise of Tauranga Community Housing Trust and Sustainability Options to deliver this initiative across our region. To be eligible for this service, you need to meet certain criteria. However, Sustainability Options also offers a free housing performance service to all homeowners.
To find out more information, or to book a housing assessment visit Tauranga Community Housing Trust or Sustainability Options
Last Reviewed: 28/08/2018