In April, CHA Director Scott Figenshow wrote to Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett with a proposal to stimulate new social and affordable housing production by converting Housing Innovation Fund term loans to equity.
Every fortnight Geoff Simmons talks with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ’s Afternoons programme about a variety of economic issues. This week they cover the housing bubble. Will it burst?
The Otautahi Community Housing Trust has 25 positions to be filled by people who want to help Christchurch residents who need support with social housing
In the first meeting of its kind a steering group established to tackle homelessness and emergency housing needs in Tauranga came up with a plan of action. The Tauranga Homeless Steering Group has a plan to find short- to medium-term solutions for women and families currently living on the streets or in cars and tents. The group first planned to find out how many families were homeless, where they were and what they needed.
MBIE have recommended that community housing providers consider implementing policies and procedures for the identification and treatment of methamphetamine contamination for properties in your portfolios. Consideration should also be given to the development of policies and processes for keeping staff and tenants safe in such circumstances. In this regard, Emerge Aotearoa has been leading the way in developing policies for the testing and treatment of methamphetamine contamination. To assist you in developing your own policies in this area, Emerge Aotearoa has kindly agreed to share these policies with the sector.
Auckland leaders call for action by government: Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse wants a “use it or lose it” clause for Special Housing Area developers and restrictions on investor lending, while Tamaki Collective Chair Paul Majurey says government should require 50-60 percent affordable housing built on released Crown land.
Over the last week public concern at the plight of many of New Zealand's homeless galvanised many in Auckland to come together for one evening to experience what hundreds of rough sleepers endure every night. An army of empathy, up to 1000 strong, they shared jokes and hot chocolates at the Mangere Town Centre in South Auckland, where homelessness is reaching a crisis point.
The Prime Minister John Key says the government's relocation grant for Aucklanders in social housing enables them to move somewhere that 'suits their lifestyle'. But David Zussman from CHA talks about the demand for community housing in Auckland.
Last month the Auckland Rough Sleepers Initiative conducted its 10th street count and found numbers have increased.
In this article macro-economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, talks about the role of local authorities in the provision of social housing.