Our Place

In New Zealand we are faced with an inter-generational problem of inadequate housing that needs to be fixed now. Our Place is a plan for delivering social and affordable housing in Aotearoa that has been prepared on behalf of the community housing sector by Community Housing Aotearoa.

Our Place Objectives

What we want this plan to achieve:

1. Positive outcomes for communities, families and individuals:

An increase in adequate housing that makes a measurable difference in the lives of communities, families and individuals.

2. Local responses to delivery:

An increase in local partnerships, supported by government, that meet community needs among iwi, the private sector, service providers and community housing organisations, each playing to their natural strengths.

3. Long term certainty of the operating environment:

A long term plan with committed resources and a stable policy framework, built on broad political consensus is necessary to achieve all New Zealanders well-housed. 

Everybody has the right to a home. Being well-housed includes ensuring housing adequacy and in this plan we have adopted the UN housing adequacy definition.

To view Our Place Full Report –  Place Report 2017


Adopt a nationwide housing Warrant of Fitness for rental housing by 1 July 2017. Severe housing deprivation reduced to zero by 2022.


Households pay no more than around 30% of their gross income in rent or mortgage.

Security of Tenure

Households are able to maintain housing for the duration of their choice.


Every household is able to secure permanent, accessible housing within 28 days, appropriate to their needs. Appropriate placement is available within 28 days to everyone on the MSD Social Housing Register.

Culturally Appropriate

All households have a choice of housing appropriate to their cultural needs.

The Four Pillars of Our Place

















































































Contact Us

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower

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

04 385 8722


Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place Report 2017

Our Place Report 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases


How community housing can mend our fraying fabric

NZ's social housing register has quadrupled in size since 2017 and big changes to mindsets over house building and housing affordability are needed, writes Community Housing Aotearoa chief executive Vic Crockford in The Newsroom. Click here to read more. 

Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc. Notes for presentation at Tenancy Management Community of Practice Nov 2021 Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21


Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 22 August 2022

Welcome new CHA team members, Newsroom opinion piece: Unlocking home ownership, Podcast out now, Our Conference is coming back, CHA Comms lead wins journalism award, Tenancy Management Code of Practice, Research Webinar, Sustaining tenancies or swift evictions? Job...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 8 August 2022

Development Pipeline Platform, Climate Change policy, MBIE and MHUD Building for Climate Change program, Powerful Partners (International delegation visit) Power Housing Australia, Right at Home episode two: Progressive Home Ownership, Council collaboration paves way...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 25 July 2022

We pay tribute to Ricky Houghton's lifetime work legacy, a great  well respected leader a huge loss for our sector and Tai Tokerau community, Acknowledgement and farewell to Bernie Smith another strong leader and advocate all the best on your new journey,...

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter 11 July 2022

Our CEO Vic Crockford reflects on matariki and the current situation with Covid. Our new Community Housing Aotearoa podcast is out - with the first episode featuring interviews with Dwell Housing Trust and CORT's respective chief executives and Penina Housing Trust...

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter 27 June 2022

Our CEO Vic Crockford reflects on our past, while looking forward, Dwell Housing Trust's board is recognised for their sterling efforts, new research highlights NZ's ongoing housing challenges. Upcoming events include; the Community Housing Aotearoa MSD Training...





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Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722


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