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The majority of New Zealand’s community housing organisations are members of Community Housing Aotearoa.

View our Members Directory › or go to the resources page and read the member profiles on different CHA members.

Our members understand the benefit of being part of a national movement during a time of significant change, where their housing is in high demand and they work closely with their communities.

Membership is open to organisations and individuals involved with affordable and social housing, providing your aims are consistent with our objectives. Read what our objectives are in our constitution: CHA_Constitution_2014.pdf

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We have two types of members: full members and partner members.

Full members are community housing organisations or groups that are providers of community housing; organisations and groups who are intending on becoming providers of community housing; groups of residents or tenants of community housing groups that advocate for community housing or residents of community housing as part of their work.

Full member organisations have one vote each at the annual general meeting (AGM) and receive access to all member services.

Partner members are individuals, local authorities, private development companies, and other private and public entities that invest, operate, own or develop affordable, community and/or social housing, or work with community housing organisations. Partner members receive access to all member services but are not able to vote at the AGM.

Why you should become a member

  • contribute to whole-of-sector policy positions17 March- Flatting for older people - 0
  • receive e-bulletins directly to your inbox
  • access member-only resources on our website
  • participate in member surveys, events and forums
  • take part in quality assurance programmes and training
  • receive advance notices about new developments and initiatives
  • access conferences and training at a reduced rate
  • engage and network with others in the community housing sector.

You can sign up to become a member here.

Go to the resources section and search for member profiles to learn more about our members' work. Go to members and see what organisations are part of CHA or read about our featured member below.

Featured member

It’s been a busy year for the New Zealand Housing Foundation. Nearly 1,500 people registered interest for their housing developments in the last year and the Housing Foundation has worked with 243 households on their waiting lists. With 385 homes built to date, another 391 homes will be built over the next few years.

But it’s not just a numbers game. The outcomes for the families the Housing Foundation work with are what keeps them reinvesting in more community housing, whether it be through home saver, affordable rental, or shared home ownership. Read more here: New Zealand Housing Foundation.pdf.