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Community Housing Solutions Ltd

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Community Housing Solutions ltd (CHS) is the new business arm of Community Housing Aotearoa. It was set up to provide Community Housing Aotearoa with a delivery arm for technical consulting services to individual members and community housing providers. CHS is now trading and contracted to provide services to several organisations.

A general breakdown of the different services provided by Community Housing Aotearoa and by Community Housing Solutions Limited:


Community Housing Aotearoa

Publicly funded core peak body services



Community Housing Solutions Ltd

Fee for service

  • Public policy advice
  • Advocacy
  • Newsletter
  • Network support
  • Problem triage and advice
  • Signposting to resources or contacts
  • Access to the Best Practice Standards
  • Up to date Best Practice Guide and associated resources
  • Fidelity on how Best Practice is implemented
  • Community Housing Regulatory Authority registration coaching
  • Advice and information related to Best Practice
  • Training and events
  • Housing needs assessments
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Asset management advice and portfolio planning
  • Community Housing Regulatory Authority registration application preparation
  • Research and evaluation
  • Development of organisational-specific resources
  • Development of scheme-specific financial models


How do we decide if the work should be done by Community Housing Aotearoa or by Community Housing Solutions?

We use this decision tree to decide if something comes under member or sector support or if it should be carried out by Community Housing Solutions.

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Who do I talk to?

chris.jpgChris Glaudel: General Manager Community Housing Solutions, is overseeing the delivery of services. Chris brings over 20 years of experience in community development with core skills in housing finance, housing development, asset management and policy. He has overseen the development of more than 1,500 affordable ownership and rental homes in central California. He was also responsible for the asset management of 115 properties throughout California with over 5,000 units, all serving low-income households. Phone (027) 4620605


marc slade.jpgMarc Slade: Senior Programme Manager, Marc has 25 years management experience in local and central government and in the not-for-profit sectors in the UK and New Zealand. He has experience in consultancy, social housing and central government policy. Marc has worked in housing consultancy, tenancy management, homelessness, stock transfer, policy and governance roles. He has also worked with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority in New Zealand and is a certified lead auditor for Global-Mark for the current CHA Community Housing Accreditation Scheme. Marc has a degree in Housing Studies and post graduate Diploma in Management. Phone (027) 202 5899