Community Housing Aotearoa does not provide housing, our members do. CHA’s members include community housing organisations, social service providers, developers, researchers, and many other organisations with a focus on community.

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The Property Group

The Property Group

The Property Group (TPG) is New Zealand’s largest independent specialist property consultancy with 13 offices nationwide. Our team of property professional experts provides end to end property, ...
Trust House Limited

Trust House Limited

Trust House provide affordable rental homes to low income individuals and families in our communities who need them most. They own and manage almost 500 rental homes, from one-bedroom units to ...
Upper Hutt Housing Trust Homai te Whaiora

Upper Hutt Housing Trust Homai te Whaiora

Urban Plus Limited

VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest Community Trust operates across West Auckland, offering both emergency and long- term supportive housing as well as an integrated range of wrap-around support services to support the ...
Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT)

Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT)

Bay of Plenty, Waikato Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT) WACT strive to provide greater housing opportunities to communities with a social lived experience lens to enhance Solid, ...
Wesley Community Action

Wesley Community Action

Established in 1952 by the Methodist Church, Wesley Community Action has been pioneering innovative approaches to social justice and quietly helping create just and caring communities ever ...
Whatever It Takes Trust Inc.

Whatever It Takes Trust Inc.

Whatever It Takes Trust Inc. [WIT] is a community based, peer support service organisation for mental health consumers who live in Hawkes Bay. We operate a range of services to assist mental ...

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Membership Benefits

  • CHA advocates on behalf of community housing organisations through submissions, policy positions, and government relations. 
  • Conferences and training at a reduced member rate
  • Fortnightly e-bulletins sent directly to your inbox
  • Access to the CHA quality assurance programmes, trainings, and advice 
  • Participation in member surveys and forums
  • 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, Māori 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.

Join us by signing up below and pay online here

CHA provides the collective voice for community housing organisations so we can get on with providing homes. They provide the key messages we need heard about growing the community housing sector and how that can happen. CHA also keep us informed in a time when there’s a lot happening that we need to know about

CHA member, Alison Cadman, from Dwell Housing in Wellington

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 12 October 2021

Message from Chief Executive, Fortnightly Sector Zoom Calls, Tenancy Management Community of Practice, Ngāti Toa Secures A Deal To Ensure High Quality, Healthy And Affordable Homes At Kenepuru Landing, More Progressive Home Ownership Opportunities for First Home...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 4 October 2021

Message from Chief Executive, SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS, Be part of 'The Big Auckland Morning Tea Shout' for Auckland's frontline community workers, HUD launches new interactive housing dashboard, Submissions close tomorrow on new legislation for restricting terminations...


Update on Cross-party inquiry into homelessness

Submissions will initially be heard by the inquiry at four locations: Te Puea Marae in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch between the end of August and early September. Read more about the process here. Read the two-parts of the CHA and He Kainga Oranga...

Proposed Charities Act could remove the right to appeal

Update on progress of the bill: On Wednesday morning Marianne from Action station went to Parliament to present in person Action Stations crowd-sourced submission on the proposed changes to charities law. The Chair of the Select Committee, Ruth Dyson, asked her to...

CHA submission on Incorporated Societies Act

CHA have two areas of concern in the bill, these relate to: 1. changes to the number of members a society must have to register an incorporated society 2. the number of days to appeal decisions to the High Court. You can read the submission here: CHA submission Inc...

CHA submission on Healthy Homes Bill June 2016

CHA strongly support revision to the bill so that it activates a performance-based standard, for example, requiring properties to be able to achieve the World Health Organisation recommended interior temperature of 18C year-around (and 21C in certain circumstances)....

Auckland Council housing provision consultation

Their proposalis to partner with a third party social housing provider to form a new CHP that is separate to the council but that the council have a minority interest in. It appears that they are pursuing a similar path to Christchurch City Council which has stated...


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KiwiBuild – MBIE OIA

The original OIA document from 7 March has been replaced with the one below on the 7th May. CHA was asked by MBIE Parliamentary Services to replace the March release with the May document as the 4 pages of supply information has been redacted. Read the full document...


Disability and housing conditions

Findings from the 2013 Disability Survey showed people in rented homes were more likely than people in owner-occupied to report difficulty keeping their house warm. 25 percent of disabled people reported having difficulty keeping their home warm, compared with 18...

Annual rent rises hit low-spending households

"Higher costs for rent, and cigarettes and tobacco, had a greater effect on lower-spending households," consumer prices manager Matt Haigh said, "Rent was up 2 percent this year, with the largest increases being observed in Auckland." Living costs for all households...

Cold homes harm NZ youth health and schooling

The article in the journal Social Science and Medicine – Population Health by Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan at He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme was co-authored by researchers from the University of Otago and more unusually, young researchers from...

Research shows New Zealand housing still unaffordable

The Massey Affordability Index takes into account the cost of borrowing as well as house prices and wagelevels. Key points from the report can be seen on the left. The report shows that this December quarter (2016) has seen a decline in affordability driven mainly by...

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