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Presentation on overview of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

CHA teamed up with Kathryn Burton to provide two Information sessions in September 2020 about the changes and how they impact community housing providers. The powerpoint presentation and the presenter notes are now available for those interested in the changes to review.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 05 October 2020

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020, Residential Tenancy Law Workshop 20 October 2020 - Wellington, Māori Housing Issues In Election 2020, Summary of Political Party Housing Policies, Hold the Date Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) - Notice of AGM, GETS: Additional Information for GETS Notice, Congratulations to Bays Community Housing Trust, Mahia Road - Case Study, Call for Change campaign gains support, Generate KiwiSaver Social Housing Investment, In the news, World Homeless Day 2020 19th October, EVENTS, Homelessness and Housing in West Auckland Hui 2020.

Generate KiwiSaver Press Release -29 September 2020 – Final Version Approved for Release

Generate makes a $15 million impact investment into The Salvation Army Community Housing The Generate KiwiSaver Scheme has become the cornerstone impact investor in The Salvation Army Community Bond. The transaction – facilitated by Community Finance – means they are the first KiwiSaver provider to invest into the creation of these 118 new, warm, dry and secure houses for families without homes.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 22 September 2020

Homelessness Sector Services Underway! CHA is recruiting – Communications Manager and Policy and Practice Manager (Homelessness), Evolution at CHA – aligning senior roles with strategic plan, World Homelessness Day - 10 October 2020, Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development, Affordable Housing Underway At Wānaka Subdivision Hikuwai, Update on Emergency Housing Contribution, Final call for responses - CHA member survey 2020, In the news, EVENTS, The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law workshop 20 October, Australasian Housing Institute.

Update on Emergency Housing Contribution

The Ministry of Social Development has confirmed the Emergency Housing Contribution which the Government announced in February this year will go into effect beginning 19 October.

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Health and Safety Reform Bill

CHA acknowledges that the purpose of this Bill is to ensure that New Zealand significantly improves work place health and safety conditions through a set of world class standards of protection for its citizens. CHA has concerns that the language of the Bill goes too...

MSD, Housing New Zealand and MBIE briefings on SHRP

We will be asking for your feedback post-implementation. For those of you who missed the sessions, the latest information on the changes to social housing is available atwww.msd.govt.nz/social-housing. We are still eagerly awaiting details of the Regulatory...


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NZCCSS vulnerability report 2009-2016

“There is a real contradiction in government support and our members’ experience," says Trevor. Work and Income’s Special Needs Grants for food have decreased by 28% from December 2009 to December 2015, but the demand for food parcels has skyrocketed. Housing New...

Trends in local authority housing

In our first article we looked at the significant upgrade programme that Wellington City Council have entered into for their housing stock. You can find this article here. Our second article looks at the current trends happening across the country by looking at the...

Growth in smaller households predicted

All 16 regions of New Zealand are projected to have more households in 2038 than in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is based on the 'medium' projection of the 2013-base subnational family and household projections. Most territory authority areas (TAs)...

New book out on New Zealand’s housing crisis

Over the past twenty-five years, the quality and affordability of New Zealand housing has declined drastically, says Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman. Short-sighted and discriminatory housing policies have resulted in a society in which the poor and needy are...


Roy Morgan Research poll

The poll conducted on 17 July shows National down 6.5% in the opinion polls and Labour up 6%. According to the poll: “A slowing New Zealand economy (New Zealand’s GDP growth slowed to 0.2% in the March Quarter 2015 – the slowest New Zealand growth in two years) is...

AHURI research paper on stock tranfers in Australia

A key point identified is that public housing transfer proposals in Australia have tended to involve only a very limited amount of prior tenant or community consultation, due to short time frames for program implementation and competitive processes for selection of...

CRESA awarded BRANZ research grant

Effective procurement that maximises productive, sustainable margins to the industry, while delivering fit-for purpose dwellings at an affordable price to the community sector is needed to increase supply. Partnering approaches involving collaborative design, project...

Housing New Zealand Stock Data Available

Information contained in the spreadsheet includes three worksheets of data. The first provides a portfolio overview by geographic areas including number of properties by bedroom, occupied and vacant units, and the average weekly market rent. The second provides...

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