Visionwest Community Trust

Visionwest Community Trust operates a range of support services in West Auckland and other regions throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Community Housing services – transitional housing, long-term housing, and the Sustaining Tenancy programme – are provided in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Waitahi Canterbury. Within these regions, Visionwest provides housing to almost 600 households.

Visionwest has been a pioneer in providing complete wraparound support services to individuals and whānau experiencing tough times. Assistance provided includes food support, counselling, financial mentoring (budgeting), housing, in-home healthcare, rangatahi (youth) development and training, and early childhood education and care. Services are provided within a Kaupapa Māori framework to ensure quality support for all who require it.

Our vision is, Transformed Lives, Healthy Communities – He Oranga Tangata, He Oranga Hapori. We focus on helping to facilitate a transformational change within those we walk alongside to ensure, not just help in the immediate, but support that can lead to a life transformation and a better future for individuals and whānau.

Read more about Visionwest Community Housing service here.

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.