Essential Health Advice and Information about Covid-19.
Always check the Ministry of Health website for the lastest official information relating to COVID-19.
Further information and resources about Covid-19 relevant to your work as a Community Housing Provider are available under the ‘Best Practice’ tab of our website here:
The Government has announced more details of the rent freeze and protections for tenants during the lock-down period. These were posted to on 25 March and are available on the HUD website.
The Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development have emailed a “Letter of Proof” directly to their contracted housing and related services providers on the afternoon of 26 March. If you have not received one, please let us know and contact your contract manager at the appropriate Ministry. These can be used to ensure that you are able to continue to provide services and also to be able to receive essential services from suppliers or contractors.
We have requested housing-specific advice from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will pass that on when it arrives.
The work you do makes a difference in so many lives: please take care of yourselves during this rapidly evolving situation.
Help and Advice for Homelessness-Shelters - Click here for more information.
A Vision for NZ
From emergency housing to housing organisations in your community we are making a difference to address New Zealand's housing situation. Find out more about our members.
Community Housing Aotearoa is the peak body in this sector providing support and resources and you can find our best practice guide and the supply survey here.
Many more New Zealanders need homes and the community housing sector has a plan - Our Place - with a goal of 85,000 more affordable and 15,000 more social homes provided by 2030.
We want to know that all New Zealanders are well-housed and living in homes that are: habitable, affordable, accessible, secure and culturally appropriate.
FIND MORE NEWS AND RESOURCES HERE
We Believe Video Release 30 May 2019
23 Mar 2020
CHA letter to MHUD and MSD re Covid-19 Response
Community Housing Aotearoa letter to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Ministry of Social Development. CHA urged the ministries to seek bold action to prevent an increase in homelessness by putting a freeze on evictions from rental housing and by reducing or suspending mortgage payments for home owners. In addition, we raised issues we heard from providers on contract flexibility and support for service provision.
18 Mar 2020
Covid-19 Sector Update
Covid-19 Sector Update, CHA's support for members, Sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation, Other resources.
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