Essential Health Advice and Information about Covid-19.
Always check the Ministry of Health website for the lastest official information relating to COVID-19.
7 May - Alert Level 2 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister
Alert Level 2 will see significantly more activity open up across the country requiring New Zealanders to play it safe and remain vigilant so the virus doesn’t bounce back, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read the details here.
14 May - We're now operating under Alert Level 2
New Zealand transitioned to Alert Level 2 after 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May.
We will hold at Alert Level 2 until Cabinet reviews how we are tracking and makes further decisions.
At Alert Level 2 we will need to be even more vigilant as the level of activity and movement increases. All of us will need to unite against COVID-19 by sticking to the rules.
The Government has also released an updated chart of the four alert levels.
A longer description along with examples of Level 2 activities is on the COVID-19 website.
Community Housing Sector information
Further information and resources about Covid-19 relevant to your work as a Community Housing organisation are available under the ‘Best Practice’ tab of our website here:
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) released a Level 2 guidance document on 18 May. This is an update to the prior Level 4 and 3 documents to consolidate information, contacts, resources and advice to help you in your day to day service delivery and decision making. It will be updated as new information is available and Alert Levels change.
The work you do makes a difference in so many lives: please take care of yourselves during this rapidly evolving situation.
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
22 May 2020
CHA Media Release
Homelessness pandemic response highlights importance of good homes.
“Community housing providers and other front-line organisations have done an amazing job of finding homes for people during New Zealand’s Level 4 pandemic lockdown,” says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa.
21 May 2020
Media release - damp housing stats highlight need for greater supply of good homes.
Damp housing stats highlight need for greater supply of good homes
The latest statistics on damp houses highlight the need for permanent, affordable homes that are warm, dry and good to live in – and available to all New Zealanders, says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa.
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