Community Housing Solutions

Community Housing Solutions Ltd (CHS) is the consulting service subsidiary of
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA).

About Community Housing Solutions

Community Housing Solutions (CHS) was established to provide Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) with a delivery arm to provide technical consulting services to individual members and community housing providers and other organisations seeking specialist advice on social and affordable housing

We use this decision tree (to the right) to decide if something falls under member or sector support or if it should be undertaken by CHS.

What’s the difference between CHA and CHS?

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is an incorporated society and registered charity. CHS is a wholly-owned company of CHA and is also a registered charity. As an incorporated society CHA focuses on the needs of its members and its mission of promoting community housing. CHA has a contract with government to deliver peak body services for community housing and also homeless sector support services. CHS was established to clearly differentiate those activities from work which falls outside the scope of peak body services.

Community Housing Aotearoa

Publicly funded core peak body services

  • Public policy advice
  • Advocacy
  • Newsletter
  • Network support
  • Problem triage and advice
  • Directing to contacts or resources
  • Access to the Best Practice Standards
  • Up to date Best Practice Guide and associated resources
  • Advice on Best Practice implementation
  • Community Housing Regulatory Authority registration coaching
  • Advice and information related to Best Practice
  • Training and events

Community Housing Solutions Limited

Fee for service

  • 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

Examples of the type of work CHS has conducted

    • 2020 Housing Needs Assessment report to Waimakariri District Council
    • 2020 Housing Needs Assessment update report to Hutt City Council
    • 2019 Housing Needs Assessment report to Hutt City Council
    • 2017 Housing Needs Assessment report to SmartGrowth covering Tauranga / Western Bay of Plenty
    • 2020 Social and Affordable Housing report for the Greater Christchurch Partnership
    • 2018 report for Christchurch City Council evaluating the Goulding Avenue property sold by Council at a restricted use value to a consortium of community housing providers to deliver social, affordable rental and assisted home ownership
    • Auckland City Council Housing Policy Office development of policies, procedures and documents to administer the Special Housing Areas.
    • 2014 report for The Treasury on the community housing sector; and

In addition, other relevant projects include the provision of advice and/or participation in

    • The Dunedin Mayor’s Taskforce for Housing
    • Tauranga City Council’s Elderly Housing Review Working Group
    • The Wellington Mayor’s Housing Taskforce
    • The Queenstown Lakes District Council’s Housing Affordability Taskforce; and
    • The Hutt City Council’s Homeless Strategy meeting facilitation.

Who to contact?

Chris Glaudel

Chris Glaudel

Deputy Chief Executive

Chris Glaudel has over 25 years of direct experience across a variety of roles in social and affordable housing including development, tenancy and property management, asset management and policy development. As the Deputy CEO of Community Housing Aotearoa, Chris is responsible for the operational activities, member services, capacity building and quality assurance, and policy development and research to deliver on the strategic objectives of the organisation.  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

Contact Us

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower

39 The Terrace/102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

04 385 8722

Annual Report

CHA’s Annual Report for 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020

CHA’s Annual Report for 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020

Strategic Plan

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place 2017

Our Place 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases

The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 issues papers released

Community Housing Aotearoa’s three pre-conference work programmes are kicking off next week with initial zoom meetings in the Narrative Transformation and Housing System Settings streams scheduled for Tuesday 26 January at 10AM and 1PM respectively. Issues papers to...


CHA Level 4 Guidance Document 8 September

CHA Level 4 Guidance Document 8 September Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) has put together this document 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...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) COVID-19 Update 26 August 2021

Message from CHA's Chief Executive, Productivity Commission Submission - Include Housing in the Terms of Reference, CHA's support for members, sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation, important...


Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 August 2021

Message from Chief Executive, Support for Members, CHA Regional Event Series, #right2housing - Episode 2, Community Finance named as finalists at Sustainable Business Awards, Feedback sought on draft strategy and planning policy for housing measures, An update on the...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 18 August 2021

Community Housing Aotearoa COVID-19 Update, Message from CHA's Chief Executive, CHA's support for members, Sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation. Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 18...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 16 August 2021

Warm Welcome for CHA's new Chief Executive, CHA Regional Event Series, Masterclass Webinar on Place-based initiatives: Save the Date! Government Reinstates Operating Supplement. On-going Engagement Underway - HRC Framework Guidelines on the #right2housing in Action....

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 3 August 2021

CHA Regional Event Series, Human Rights Commission Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home, Stories of Homelessness: When the Dominoes Start to Fall, Tenancy Management - Code of Practice, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Homestar v5 Events. Community Housing...




Te Whakaruruhau Report

The Te Whakaruruhau Report establishes the peak body services to the Homelessness Sector by Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mō te IwiTrust and Community Housing Aotearoa. The report can be found here: Te Whakaruruhau September 2020


Following the money

BRANZ research report on ‘exceeding the minimum’ released

This report looks at the question: why don’t landlords choose features that exceed the minimum building standards and what are the enablers to changing this? The aim is to identify the barriers to an improved rental stock and potential solutions to overcome the...

Community Housing Aotearoa

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Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

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