De Paul House has been housing families since 1986.
In 2020, De Paul House received registration as a Community Housing Provider.
Since 2017, De Paul House has expanded to include housing in the local community.
saw major alterations and additions completed, including a purpose-built Early Childhood Centre, a Community Learning Centre, and
accommodation for 3 larger self-contained units.
2006 The Daughters of Charity handed over
management to a Charitable Trust Board and staff.
18th March 1986, the first family moved in. The Daughters of Charity managed the service and renamed
it De Paul House, to reflect their affiliation to St Vincent de Paul and the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
In March 1985, planning approval was received from the Northcote Borough Council. Stage one saw the
establishment of 6 bedrooms able to house 22 people, a communal lounge, dining, kitchen, and laundry facilities.
In November 1984, the management committee included members of the local Society of St Vincent de
Paul, The Daughters of Charity, St Mary's School and the Regional Pastoral Council. Some of these original members continue to be
great supporters and volunteers of De Paul House even today.
18th March 1986, the first family moved in.
In the early 1980’s, the members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Northcote became deeply concerned about
the number of families on the North Shore who were either living in overcrowded circumstances or were homeless. These families were on
low incomes. The Society members subsequently approached Bishop Denis Browne, the Bishop of Auckland at the time and requested the use of
St Dominic’s as an emergency housing facility, similar to that established by Monte Cecilia House which was set up the Sisters of Mercy
The building housing De Paul House today, began life as a Catholic Boarding College in 1934 run by
the Dominican Sisters.
Our Management Team
"Those who can do, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer."
Thank you to all our supporters and funders for their generosity.