Time to make an important decision - urgent call for a meeting
Mark G, Mike and Tina met Homes for People and thrashed out some stuff on Saturday. See Mike's thread "Partnering with Homes for People" below. If we are to go with the model that HfP have offered then we have to make that decision by mid-week at the latest. This will give the required time for Raima and Pete to apply to The NZ Housing Foundation and Kiwibank, a sale and purchase agreement to be secured and the GiveaLittle/PledgeMe campaign to be set up. If we decide not to then we need to focus on getting local bridging finance to buy us time to talk directly to NZ Housing Foundation about backing Raima and Pete's mortgage or Dwell who have their own affordable equity product, and doing it ourselves or under the umbrella of Dwell. We have already secured a guaranteed $120K bridging for 6 months and am confident this is a doable option. We need to make this decision and I think as many of the wider group need to be in on this as possible. I think a face-to-face meeting would be so much better than trying to decide this in writing, although that's an option. Can we try to meet Mon or Wed evening this week please?