Waikato - LinkPeople

Waikato

Services in the Waikato

In the Waikato region LinkPeople offers the following services:

  • Ahikāroa community housing support service – coordination of residential recovery services and support to find and sustain permanent housing through social housing or private rentals. Referrals received via Waikato DHB mental health and addictions services and Hauora Waikato.
  • Rapid permanent housing service – working alongside families to support them out of transitional or emergency housing into permanent homes. Referrals received via the Ministry of Social Development.
  • Sustaining tenancies at risk (STAR) – a homelessness prevention programme delivered alongside the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. We work with individuals and families at risk of losing their tenancies to keep them housed, addressing any underlying issues that impact on their tenancy and wellbeing. More information can be found in our STAR brochure (PDF). Referrals to STAR are welcome from any source:

Contact us at waikato.info@linkpeople.co.nz or phone 0800 932 432 for more information.

If you have nowhere to stay tonight or in the next seven days, please contact Work and Income to access emergency housing.

We are also seeking partnerships with landlords and developers in the region, click here to find out more.

Meet our Waikato leadership team

Meet Vandna Stringer - Regional manager - Waikato
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Vandna
Vandna Stringer
Meet Rachael Kirner  - Team leader - Ahikāroa housing team
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Rachael
Rachael Kirner
Meet Rayeena Howe - Team leader - RPH and STAR team
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Rayeena
Rayeena Howe
Meet Fiona Gibbons - Team leader - Ahikāroa coordination team
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Fiona
Fiona Gibbons
Meet Libby Pearce - Team lead - LinkPeople tenancy team
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Libby Pearce
Libby Pearce
Meet Mandy McCabe - Rural team leader
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Mandy McCabe
Mandy McCabe
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If you need emergency housing, please contact Work and Income on 0800 559 009.