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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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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 ...

Website: http://www.visionwest.org.nz/

Wellington City Mission

Wellington City Mission

Wellingtonians are very proud of our city, the Coolest Little Capital in the World. While it is a great place to live, work, do business and to raise a family, for many it isn’t. For many ...

Website: http://www.wellingtoncitymission.org.nz/

Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust

The women we support throughout our programme are offered individual help based on their specific needs and goals. The Trust's role is to ensure that each woman has access to the necessary ...

Website: https://www.whwt.kiwi/

Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT)

Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT)

Bay of Plenty, Waikato WACT strive to provide greater housing opportunities to communities with a social lived experience lens to enhance Solid, strong & self-supporting whānau. Aiding ...

Website: https://www.wact.org.nz/

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 ...

Website: http://www.wesleyca.org.nz/

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust

Housing is a major issue not just here in the Ōpōtiki District, but all around the country. We offer: Transitional short-term housing, Tenancy and Rental advocacy advice, Māori Land-Home ...

Website: http://wwt.org.nz/

Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust

Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust

The Trust's main aim is to ensure that a disabled person has the maximum opportunity to increase their independence. The Trust provides information, advice and support relating to housing and ...

Website: http://whangareiaccessiblehousingtrust.org.nz/

Whare o te Atawhai Nui

Whare o te Atawhai Nui

Whare o te Atawhai Nui is a transitional housing facility in central Auckland for wahine and tamariki only, and tane under 14 years old. We form part of Te Whare Aio Maori Women's Refuge which ...

Website: womensrefuge.org.nz

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 ...

Website: http://www.witservices.co.nz/

YWCA

YWCA

The YWCA in Christchurch was founded by Kate Shepherd and her cohort over 125 years ago. Since then it has morphed many times with the needs in society and is now an organisation that meets the ...

Website: https://www.ywcachristchurch.org.nz/

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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
  • Regular 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.

Annual fees for Full Members for 2024/25 are currently being reviewed and will be published shortly. 

The membership year is from 1 January – 30 December.

 

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.

Annual fees for Partner Members for 2024/25 are currently being reviewed and will be published shortly.

The membership year is from 1 January – 30 December.

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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, Dwell Housing Trust, Wellington

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News

Newsletters

Community Housing Aotearoa Newsletter – October 31, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover the release of our Annual Report and our AGM, we seek feedback on our Conference topics, outline what submissions are currently being prepared, summarise the VUW Interns' work to produce CHRA Registration and Methamphetamine...

Community Housing Aotearoa Newsletter – October 17, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover the release of our latest report on Inclusionary Housing, the new Right At Home episode, the most recent LIPF round which will distribute up to $6.8million, the updated Public Housing Design Guidelines, the work of Te Ohu and...

Community Housing Aotearoa Newsletter – October 3, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover CHA National Council nominations extended, CHA Staff news, LIPF successful applicants announced, Kāhui Tū Kaha to deliver 24/7 support services at 139 Greys Avenue, we put a spotlight on accessible housing, Homeshare Services...

Submissions

Submission on MBIE fire safety draft design guide

CHA agrees the need to develop a reasonable alternate solution to the requirements of the Acceptable Solution C/AS3 which came into effect in July 2014. We are one of the stakeholders who has worked with MBIE over the past three years to develop the Draft Design...

​CHA Submission on Urban Development Authorities

We have, however, suggested that the appropriate response would be a systemic improvement of the planning, infrastructure and funding frameworks for urban development authorities (UDAs). Otherwise the need for UDAs will become a band aid approach. While we agree that...

Methamphetamine contamination draft guidelines issued

The new standards will have major implications for the way social landlords deal with the testing of properties for methamphetamine, both manufacture and use. It will also affect the remediation techniques used and has implications for both policies and procedures for...

HNZ housing stock transfer in Christchurch

Here are the presentations from Treasury and MSD. MSD 20170201 Purchasing Strategy Presentation - CHCH.pdf TSY Stock Tsfr 2 Feb 2017 TWCHPN.pdf CHA CEO, Scott Figenshow, says "We learned a lot about the crown retained investment and how it can work to provide equity...

Legislation

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Reports

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...

A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

I commissioned independent experts to report on the state of housing in New Zealand to provide an additional important contribution that will help inform Government policy decisions. This report assesses the key parts of our housing system; examining market renting,...

Research

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...

Child Poverty Monitor Technical report 2016

The first suite of indicators in this report comprises the five measures identified in the 2012 report to the New Zealand Children’s Commissioner from the Expert Advisory Group on solutions to child poverty: A fixed-line income measure, a moving-line income measure,...

Community Housing Provider Capacity research report

The report was prepared by Strategic Lift Ltd (SLL) who interviewed seven major Auckland-based community housing providers. It found that, under current funding arrangements, it is likely there would be no more than an additional 1,000 homes delivered. Read the report...

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

+04 385 8722

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