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CHA welcomes fast-tracking of funding for emergency housing

Community Housing Aotearoa is applauding the Government’s move to fast-track much needed funding into emergency housing. However, CHA says the Government now needs to complete the jigsaw by finalising a plan to deliver the needed 15,000 permanent social and affordable homes so people have somewhere to go once their emergency is resolved.

​Labour’s plan to tackle housing crisis

The Labour party has developed a plan to tackle the housing crisis by building affordable houses and cracking down on speculators, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

CHA submission on proposed national policy statement on urban development capacity

The purpose of the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) is to ensure regional and district plans provide adequately for the development of business and housing. This is to enable urban areas to grow and change in response to the needs of their communities. Community Housing Aotearoa has made a submission on the NPS-UDC.

Another special housing area for Queenstown

The Government announced on 5 July that it had approved an additional Special Housing Area (SHA) in the Queenstown district which is expected to provide more than 300 homes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Boffa Miskell focus on housing

The latest newsletter from urban design team, Boffa Miskell, has a focus on housing. Included in this is an article with Community Housing Aotearoa, a look at Wellington City Council upgrading of its social housing stock, and they write about the work they have been doing working with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on the development of a 30-house medium density village in Ōrākei.

Build it… but can they come in?

This is an opinion piece from Geoff Penrose, General Manager of Lifemark Design looking at the 'housing crisis' and how we are responding to it. In the solutions to this crisis, he asks, what will the dwellings be used for, what types of people will live there, what will they want and what duty of care is there to provide homes that adapt to the physical, social and cognitive needs of the occupants?

Government to fund $1billion to boost housing build

Local councils in Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland will be able to apply for money to bring forward new roads, and water infrastructure needed for new housing, where financing is a constraint. Prime Minister John Key made the announcement as part of his keynote speech today at the National Party conference, being held in Christchurch.

CHA newsletter 30 June 2016

In this issue we have a new member profile: Christchurch Tenants Protection Association, we learn how to be a great advocate for tenants from Helen Gatonyi who leaves TPA today after 25 years and we have an update on methamphetamine contamination in rental accommodation, amongst other news.