I truly believed I would never be a home owner – Mother of eight

By Talisa Kupenga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

E kārangirangi tonu ana a Tania Webb mō te ekenga nui kua tutuki i a rātou ko tana whānau, arā te hoko whare. Ko tā te māmā nei me tōna hoa rangatira i pōhēhē ai, he rēti mō ake tonu atu te mutunga iho mō rāua. Engari he kotahi marama rātou e noho ana ki tō rātou whare hou, ā, kaore he painga i tua atu i tēnā.

Kihae te hoko whare, e rima rau waru tekau mano te wāriu, i te ara i whakaaronuitia e tēnei māmā, toko waru nei āna tamariki.

“I and my partner come from an era where that's just the way it is you rent, that's it. You don't think about it, it's just a farfetched dream. I really did think, I truely believed that I would never be a home owner unless I won lotto,” hei tā Webb.

I rapu, i whakatū hoki tēnei whare rima ruma i roto i te tau kotahi, nā te kaha mahi, te kohi pūtea me te tautoko o ngā rōpū Te Tumu Paeroa, The Housing Foundation me Te Ara Ora Trust.

“I have a better understanding of how to apply for a mortgage and what banks are looking for and about saving and living not day by day or week by week but living for the future.”

Ēngari ko wai ka uru?

E ai ki te kaiwhakahaere o Te Awa Ora Trust a Janice Thompson, “Families that there is someone working fulltime, NZ residents, they're earning between 65,000 to 90,000 a year combined including working for families tax credits and they are either renting or boarding and they intend to live in the house.”

Hei tā Webb, “It's not easy but I think other families like ours can do it. We live on one income and there is so many of us but we're still able to.”

E hiahia ana te NZ Housing Foundation e rua tekau ma wha anō nga whanau e kaha hiahia ki te hoko whare. Mo te roanga atu tirohia te wharangi ipurangi