Community Housing Aotearoa does not provide housing, our members do. If you are seeking housing, please contact Work and Income on 0800 559 009. You may search our members' directory by region to see if they can help you find a home.
You can find information on our members in this section. Our members are made up of the majority of community housing organisations in New Zealand and you may find more information on the members' directory.
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In this section members will find resources CHA has created just for you, such as the best practice guide.
Go to the events page in resources to find out what training, conferences, webinars and events are on.
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Community Housing Data Supply Project
This survey has been set up by CHA to document the scale, activities and growth of the community housing sector.
The survey framework was developed by CHA, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and CRESA and will be updated quarterly on this website so we can see the change in the number of homes provided by the sector. MSD will incorporate the results to inform its purchasing intentions for social housing places. This survey will also seek to understand where future affordable housing supply is needed. Involvement in this survey is voluntary, but we hope all community housing organisations will participate so that the data is robust and housing need is accurately recorded.
Read more here: Data Supply Survey Overview Final.pdf
CORT - another example of community housing in your community
CORT CEO Peter Jeffries and tenant Carla Vauvale
Forty-three families, who had been on the housing emergency waiting list, are moving into new rental properties this December. These homes were built by non-profit group CORT Community Housing in Papakura, Auckland.
CORT chief executive Peter Jeffries said his team looked after tenants living in about 300 public houses - 200 of which CORT itself owned.
That number is set to grow with the group building a further 120 public houses as part of existing funding agreements it has with the Government.
Having operated for more than 30 years, Jeffries said the group gives state housing tenants security because it holds onto its properties for decades. It also helps connect tenants with a range of support services.
And like all public housing tenants, those living in CORT houses get access to cheaper Government subsidised rents.