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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 25 May 2021

Budget 2021 Announcement, Register for SHIFT Aotearoa Conference, Tauranga Community Housing Trust Builds More Homes For Community’s Vulnerable, Upcoming Webinar on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning in Australia, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) - Big Australian Housing Build Conference 2021, New Partnership For Habitat For Humanity and AMI Insurance, Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and Tenancy Management Community of Practice Summary, Final Report on Unmet Needs of Disabled People - Where Will We Live in The Future? In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Zoom Call: Response To Acute Drug Harm, Home Performance Advisor (HPA) - new Healthy Homes online course.

Acute Drug Harm in Temporary and Community Housing

Community Housing Aotearoa will host a zoom call with the Drug Foundation and the Ministry of Health on 31 May at 2pm to talk about acute drug harm with a particular focus on housing providers. The purpose is to set the foundation to build capacity and awareness of acute drug harm issues within community housing settings. This call is an opportunity to share evidence, tools and resources that are available to support responses to acute drug harm, as well as giving light to some of the great initiatives, practice and insights that are already in place.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 10 May 2021

Updated Inclusionary Zoning Paper Released for Feedback, SHIFT Aotearoa Conference - Online Schedule Now Available, Reserve Bank Concerned About House Prices, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust Working To End Housing Crisis, Community Partnership Approach Receives National Award, Landing Press Publishers - Invitation to Writers and Poets, In the News, EVENTS, Where Will We Live in the Future? Green Property Summit 2021, Acute Drug Harm in Temporary and Community Housing,

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 28 April 2021

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of Community Housing Aotearoa Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa. As part of event planning for the second half of 2021, we have revised the conference plan for the SHIFT Aotearoa conference and the Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) engagement series. Importantly, the new conference dates will be 15 & 17 June. More details are available in this newsletter along with a summary of the key sector engagement events that CHA is planning this year.

Tenancy Specialist Vacancy

Jim Gallen and the team at LinkPeople have a Tenancy Manager Position vacancy. If you have anyone or wish to forward on to any possible candidates.

Challenge Co-Director (Tāngata Whenua) Vacancy

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Challenge is a 10 year national programme of research which has brought together the best of New Zealand’s research community, international experts, end users and stakeholders, under one banner. The programme aims to transform the way in which new homes are provided, current homes are improved, and New Zealand’s towns and cities are formed.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 12 April 2021

Tenancy Management Community of Practice, Community Housing Regulatory Authority assessment report, Shift Aotearoa Conference, Salvation Army partner with Community Finance to build new community housing, Consultation for the 2021 Building Code update is now open, In the News, EVENTS, ADNZ - What Really Makes a Home Healthy? Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 29 March 2021

Government's Housing Announcement; WAI2750 - Waitangi Tribunal for Homelessness; Local Innovation and Partnership Fund; NZ Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Article IV Discussions; Churches Build a Home Together; Webinar update; Incorporated Societies Bill 2021; News and Events, Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Green Property Summit 2021, Shift Aotearoa Conference, The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law Workshops, AHI Brighter Future Awards.

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant First Home Loans and Grants settings are changing. From 1 April 2021 the income caps will increase and the house price caps will increase in targeted areas. By increasing the income caps from $130,000 to $150,000, approximately 9,300 additional couples and 3700 additional singles who are currently renting will now newly qualify for the First Home Loan and Grant.

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CHA Communications Manager recruitment

Are you interested in applying your skills at a national level? Please come join the CHA team, and work towards ‘All New Zealanders well-housed’. CHA is recruiting a Communications Manager. Read the job description CHA Communications Manager JD Final Sept 2020.pdf and...

CHA Policy and Practice Manager (Homelessness) Job Description

Are you interested in applying your skills at a national level? Please come join the CHA team, and work towards ‘All New Zealanders well-housed’. CHA is recruiting a Policy and Practice Manager (Homelessness). Read the job description CHA Policy and Practice Manager...

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MSD Purchasing Intentions Feedback

What we have heard from you and relayed to MSD is that greater certainty is required for you to make investment decisions. We conveyed that members are interested in understanding the following: 1. The specific locations where MSD intends to purchase additional social...

Nomination deadline extended for the 2015 AHI Awards!

Excellence in Social Housing Outstanding Achievement Inspirational Team Member Leading Innovation Leading Asset Management Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Leading Housing Development Project Tenant Led Initiative With the extended closing date we are hoping that...

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State of the Nation report February 2017

Here is the report 'Off the Track' February 2017   What the report says on housing     The report finds that housing has become harder to find and less affordable in Auckland, but the situation is more stable elsewhere. The report says Auckland's...

9000+ homes provided by the community housing sector

CHA thanks all the community housing providers who took the time to take part in the survey for the 3rd quarter of 2016. With your help we now have a more accurate view of the sector. This is fantastic news as this data can lead to a more informed purchasing strategy,...

Housing NZ 2016 end of year report

The report states that: “Housing New Zealand maintains a clear focus on meeting our social objectives, while managing a property portfolio that has an investment rationale based around long-term rental sustainability. We continue to earn excellent long-term rental...

Report evaluates urban challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand

Also identified are critical demographic changes, the importance of Māori, the continuing uncertainty of the role of the Resource Management Act, and the need to better account for social complexities in addressing housing and transport challenges. The United Nations...

Research

Institutional investment for affordable housing developments

In order to expand to meet the demand of lower income households currently on waiting lists for public and community housing, the industry will need access to a large scale, dependable and sustainable source of finance at an appropriate interest rate. Sound familiar!...

Number of renters rising

New household tenure data from Statistics New Zealand shows that the number of households renting has increased significantly over the last 10 years. As at 31 March 2006, there were 1,546,300 households in this country, of which 1,033,900 were owner-occupiers (67%)...

Housing multi-generational families

The findings from a BRANZ-funded study of MGHs are contained in a recently released BRANZ research report, Meeting the housing needs of multi-generational households, authored by Dr Penny Lysnar and Associate Professor Ann Dupuis. The researchers examined census data...

Reserve Bank research on housing price

New Zealand house prices have risen significantly over the past five decades. In real terms, house prices have more than tripled, with a strong upward trend since 1994. Nonetheless, there have been several instances where real house prices have fallen. There have been...

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