CNSST Foundation – Formerly known as Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

CNSST Foundation (formerly known as Chinese New Settlers Services Trust) is a registered charitable trust, which offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to both Asian new settlers and the community as a whole in New Zealand. Alongside its Social Services and Education arms, CNSST is a registered community housing provider with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority. With its opening in March 2018, CNSST Kotuku House in Panmure, Auckland, provides 36 social housing apartment units and wrap around support services to tenants aged over 65 years.

CNSST Foundation aims to widen its social housing services to provide housing to more seniors through further social housing projects in the future, and is open to working with both the public and private sector in pursuit of this aim.

Become a member

Membership Benefits

  • Voice of the sector: contribute to whole-of-sector policy positions
  • Conferences and training at a reduced member rate
  • Fortnightly e-bulletins sent directly to your inbox
  • Access to a members-only section on the CHA website
  • Participation in member surveys and forums
  • Access to the CHA quality assurance programme and training
  • Advance notices about new developments and initiatives.

The CHA Constitution sets out two categories of members – Full and Partner  these are defined below:

Full Membership

These are Iwi, Maori and Pacific Island and Community or voluntary housing organisations and groups which are either:

a) Providers of Community housing, or

b) Groups intending or seeking to become providers of Community- housing, or

c) Groups of residents/tenants of community housing, or

d) Groups which advocate for Community housing or residents of Community housing as part of their work.

The annual fee for Full Members is based on your organisation’s gross income:

1. Up to $1m, the fee is $500 +GST

2. From $1m to $5m the fee is $1,000 +GST

3. $5m and over the fee is $1,500 +GST per annum.

Partner Membership

These are individuals, local authorities, private development companies, and other private and public entities which invest, operate, own or develop affordable, Community and/or Social housing.

If you have a question about which category of membership you should apply for, please contact us to discuss.

The annual fee for Partner Member is fixed at $250 + GST per annum.

The membership year is from 1 Jan – 30 Dec.