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HNZC -warm and dry poster

​Through the warm and dry programme, all Housing New Zealand properties will, where required, have a warm and dry assessment and intervention, completed on them.

Plan of action for homeless in Tauranga

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.

Identification and treatment of methamphetamine contamination

​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.

TV3 On The Nation 18 June: Housing Summit

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.

Park up for Homes- the housing emergency in New Zealand

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.

Demand for more community housing overwhelming

​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.

Emergency housing funding update

​The Minister for Social Housing recently announced $41.1 million over four years for emergency housing. This will mean emergency housing provision will be funded in a different way.

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Growing waiting list shows need for more public housing

Figures released today for the December 2017 quarter show the total number of people on the public housing waiting list rose 5 per cent to 7,725. The waiting list is now comprised of 6,182 households in need of a state house and a further 1,543 waiting to be...

Fresh take on housing takes on building industry

Founder and CEO Graham Bloxham developed the eco tiny iPod tiny home product to disrupt the building industry by providing a fresh take on ready-to-go, portable and stackable housing. “So many New Zealanders are in need of affordable houses but don’t have access to...

​Kiwibuild a building bust

“Despite Mr Twyford’s big promises to build 100,000 houses over the next ten years, the moment he got into Government that target was slashed to 16,000 over the first three years and now he’s only going to achieve to half of that,” Mr Woodhouse says. “The Labour Party...

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