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Contracting Framework

Community Housing Aotearoa has been working with the Ministry of Social Development and housing providers to develop a new Contract Framework for future contracts for public and transitional housing. We've completed the workshops and MSD has provided these final documents published on Friday 31 August 2018. With the opening of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, amended documents are anticipated in the coming weeks to update references from MSD to HUD.

As a follow on to the workshops, HUD is now seeking feedback on the Operational Guidelines referenced in the contracts and the User Guide for the Business Online Services system.

DRAFT_User Guide for Business Online Services - 112018.pdf

20181001_CHP operational guidelines for IRRS agreements for external review DRAFT.pdf


Community Housing Aotearoa worked with the Ministry of Social Development and housing providers to develop a new Contract Framework for future contracts for public and transitional housing. We completed the workshops and MSD has provided these final documents.


Immediately below are the clean versions:

23227890_Open Term Services Agreement - Final Template (31.8.2018).PDF

23227895_Capacity Services Agreement - Final Template (31.08.2018).PDF

23227897_Relationship Agreement - Final Template (31.08.2018).PDF

23228041_Property Management Requirements - Final Template (31.08.2018).PDF

23228044_Tenancy Management Requirements - Final Template (31.08.2018).PDF

Agreement.PDF23228149_23224553_2 Guidance Paper for Template New Supply Development Funding and Capacity Services Agreement.PDF


Here are the tracked changes of the above documents:

23227892_[Tracked] Open Term Services Agreement - Final Template (31.8.2....PDF

23227893_[Tracked] Capacity Services Agreement - Final Template (31.08.2....PDF

23227900_[Tracked] Relationship Agreement - Final Template (31.08.2018).PDF

23228045_[Tracked] Tenancy Management Requirements - Final Template (31.....PDF

23228048_[Tracked] Property Management Requirements - Final Template (31....PDF23228145_23210806_2 New Supply

Development Funding Provisions - Amendments post Workshop 16 (29.8.2018).PDF

23228148_23227589_2 Template New Supply Development Funding and Capacity Services

23228147_23228031_2 Capacity Services Agreement - Amendments showing integration of New Supply Development Funding Provisions.PDF

23211251_Workshop 16 - Action items list (28.8.18) (002).pdf


Below are the working documents:

Community Housing Aotearoa is working with the Ministry of Social Development and housing providers to develop a new Contract Framework for future contracts for public and transitional housing. CHA is seeking to collaborate with our members and other providers to bring forward a consensus regarding the proposed contracts. We will be participating in weekly meetings with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority, MSD Housing and Policy, and Housing New Zealand. Leading the effort for CHA is Deputy Director Chris Glaudel, who can be contacted here. You can read the announcement about the new framework here.

CHA is pleased to post below the initial draft documents released by MSD. Please provide your comments, questions and concerns to Chris. You are also free to contact MSD directly on issues, but we kindly ask that you keep us informed so that we may understand your viewpoints. We will be posting updates from the weekly meetings and revised drafts as they are received. CHA will also facilitate additional conversations with providers who have expressed an interest in keeping up with the work, but not directly participating in the meetings with MSD.

Here are the initial draft documents released by MSD. Please review and let us know what you think.

1. Term Sheet - Relationship Agreement 22 June 2018.pdf

2. Term Sheet - Open Term - 22 June 2016.pdf

3. Term Sheet - Capacity - 22 June 2018.pdf

4. Term Sheet - New Supply Development Funding and Capacity - 22 June 2018.pdf

5. Term Sheet - Transitional - 22 June 2018.pdf

6. Working draft - Relationship Agreement - 22 June 2018.pdf

7. Working draft - Open Term Services Agreement - 22 June 2018.pdf

8. Working draft - Capacity Services Agreement - 22 June 2018.pdf

9. Working draft - New Supply Development Funding and Capacity Services Agreement - 22 June 2018.pdf

10. Working draft - Transitional Services Agreement - 22 June 2018.pdf

11. Working draft - Performance Measures - 22 June 2018.pdf

12. Working draft - Tenancy Management Requirements - 22 June 2018.pdf

13. Working draft - Property Management Requirements - 22 June 2018.pdf

Here are the revised documents released by MSD beginning on 3 August. Additional revised documents will be posted as received. Please review and let us know what you think.

6. Working draft - Relationship Agreement - 22 June 2018 - Revised Version 1 (03.08.2018).pdf

6._Working draft - Relationship Agreement - Revised Version 2 (15.08.2018).pdf

7. Revised Working draft 1 (03.8.2018) - Open Term Services Agreement.pdf

7._Revised Working draft 2 (15.8.2018) - Open Term Services Agreement.pdf

8._Revised Working Draft - Capacity Services Agreement (15_8_18).pdf

9. New Supply Development Funding Provisions 180818.pdf

Working Draft Example Conditions Precedent to Drawdown 180818.pdf

Working Draft Example Milestones 180818.pdf

10. Revised Working Draft 2 - Transitional Housing Services Agreement (compare) 18 August 2018.pdf

12._Revised working draft Tenancy Management Requirements (15.08.2018).pdf

13. Revised Working draft (03.08.2018) - Property Management Requirements.pdf

13. Property Management Requirements (13.08.2018).pdf


MSD has provided two documents regarding the use of an encumbrance for New Supply Development Funding where up front capital is provided. The encumbrance will not be used where only an operating supplement is provided.

Overview of Encumbrance for New Supply with Capital Grant 7 August 2018.pdf

Overview of Caveats Encumbrances and Land Covenants in Gross.pdf