meet Healthy Homes standards
When Kāinga Ora tenant Amanda* went to Work and Income New Zealand to ask for help with her power bill, the agency told her it was “exceptionally high”.
Amanda, who asked to remain anonymous, is as frugal as possible with her heat pump. However, with children at home, and having suffered from asthma and croup, it was important she kept the home as warm as possible, she said.
Looking for a solution for winter heating, she turned to the public housing provider.