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Te Matapihi search for new manager

Can you provide the leadership to support the growth and development of the Māori housing sector in Aotearoa New Zealand? Te Matapihi has created a new Manager role that will be based in either the Wellington or Auckland Community Housing Aotearoa office.

Media following the announcement of emergency housing funding

The hidden homeless and costs of the lack of affordable housing are explored in these two media items. TV3's the Nation looks at the current hidden homeless situation in Auckland and Salvation Army talk to Radio New Zealand and say the Government can't continue to ignore the growing numbers of people forced to live in cars, shipping containers and garages.

MORE FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ANNOUNCED

Government have announced it will fund , at any one time, 800 emergency housing places around the country- about 3000 emergency housing places across the country each year for the next four years. The Government will provide $41.1 million over the next four years in Budget 2016 for emergency housing and grants.

Big ideas to tackle the housing crisis

The Herald's Home Truths series has highlighted the serious problems that make housing unaffordable - but also pointed to some solutions, writes Andrew Laxon.

MOU signed with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara to build housing in North-West Auckland

An MOU has been signed between Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, the Hobsonville Land Company and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for housing developments in north-west Auckland. “The first development to progress with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara will be the nine hectare Village Precinct in Hobsonville of 400 homes. The subdivision is to proceed next summer with the first homes to be completed in early 2018.

Ngai Tahu open new social and affordable housing in Christchurch

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announced the completion of its Addington housing project, which was launched last week in Lincoln Road.The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes.

Residential tenancies ammendment update

Cabinet has now agreed the proposed regulations that will come into effect from 1 July 2016 for community housing organisations. Information about the regulations are on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.

Is land tax the answer to housing affordability?

In an article in the Herald today, Nicholas Ross Smith and Zbigniew Dumienski (lecturers in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland) say that land tax is arguably the simplest, easiest to administer and most effective solution to housing unaffordability.

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Government stops the sale of state houses

The Labour-led Government announced on 20 December to cancel the sell-off of state houses. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development announced the following: “This will stop the transfer of up to 2,500 state houses in Christchurch. Tenants in the suburbs of...

​CORT Community Housing in Herald

It shows some of the changes and challenges, successes and solutions in community housing over the 30 years CORT Community Housing has been in existence. Unfortunately, we have little control over the media removing the Community Housing part of CORT's title - great...

KiwiBuild unit set up in MBIE

The KiwiBuild Unit will be responsible for: · Building KiwiBuild homes as part of redevelopment of state housing land, alongside new state and open market homes. · Scaling up the building of KiwiBuild homes on underutilised Crown-owned land. · Purchasing (or...

Auckland relocation grant to end

“Since the Relocation from Auckland Assistance was introduced in June 2016, there has been an across-the-board increase in the demand for public and private housing, especially in regions and towns close to Auckland. “This initiative was just shifting the housing...

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