Dwell Housing Trust


Dwell Housing Trust is a registered community housing provider. With over 40 years’ experience, Dwell provides a range of housing services including:

* Building new, quality, affordable homes in the Wellington region
* Providing social and affordable homes for people in severe housing need
* Helping tenants access services that support them through the cycles of life
* A shared home ownership programme for first home buyers
* Management of homes for other organisations.

More than a landlord, Dwell works with their residents to access community services so they can live well, be well, do well. They are experienced builders of modern, high-quality homes in the greater Wellington region.

Dwell is a uniquely experienced organisation committed to providing affordable homes for people who are unable to access housing through the private rental market.

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.