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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 February 2021

Research on the Accommodation Supplement finds “High Expenditure, Low Efficacy”, Home Ownership in Queenstown now Truly Affordable with Housing Trust, Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 Released, Reserve Bank of New Zealand LVR Reinstatement Submission, The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | engagement underway, Supported Accommodation RFP – Oranga Tamariki, In the news, EVENTS.

MR CHA Public Housing Plan 21st Jan 2021 Final

Peak housing body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) welcomes the updated Public Housing Plan announced today by Minister Woods, and the commitment by this Government to fix New Zealand’s housing crisis.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 20 January 2021

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 reminder, The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | issues papers released, Acute Drug Harm - support and resources, Supported Accommodation RFP – Oranga Tamariki, Māori and Public Housing Renewable Energy Fund, Housing in Aotearoa: 2020, In the news, EVENTS.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 15 December 2020

Child Poverty Monitor 2020 report released, Inclusionary Zoning seminar now available online, Guidelines on the right to a decent home seminar / engagement available online, HUD New Supply webinar recap, Housing in Aotearoa: 2020, The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | planning and engagement, Community Housing Aotearoa holiday closure, In the news, EVENTS, Haumaru Housing Tenancy Quality Manager.

HUD Housing Supply Team webinar presentation

Te Matapihi and Community Housing Aotearoa assisted HUD to organise a webinar covering the new supply process on Tuesday 8 December 2020. More than 60 participants heard the latest news from the HUD Housing Supply Team about the application process, the types of proposals that have been funded, the value for money framework and draft design guidelines to be consulted upon in early 2021.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 16 August 2021

Warm Welcome for CHA's new Chief Executive, CHA Regional Event Series, Masterclass Webinar on Place-based initiatives: Save the Date! Government Reinstates Operating Supplement. On-going Engagement Underway - HRC Framework Guidelines on the #right2housing in Action....

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 3 August 2021

CHA Regional Event Series, Human Rights Commission Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home, Stories of Homelessness: When the Dominoes Start to Fall, Tenancy Management - Code of Practice, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Homestar v5 Events. Community Housing...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 5 July 2021

New Chief Executive for CHA, Farewell for Scott Figenshow postponed, Masterclass Series: Free Webinar on Ethical and Innovative Finance For Affordable Housing, Community Finance Worthy Winners at Mindful Money 2021 Awards, Nelson Tasman Housing Trust Increasing Local...


CHRA Annual Reporting Template CHRA

The timing for submitting a completed copy of the Annual Report Template and reporting documents to CHRA will be affected by the date of your AGM: if this was held between 14 April 2014 and 31 July 2014 - information needs to be to CHRA by 31 August 2014 if it is due...

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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Spotlight on homelessness and emergency housing

The article was written by Angie Cairncross, David Zussman and Chris Glaudel from Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) in May 2016 looking at the alarming reality of homelessness and emergency housing in New Zealand. Read the article here: Spotlight on Homelessness...

Building a model for alternative procurement

This is a two-stage project. The first stage report: 'Structuring Options' is available here: CHA Structuring Options (FINAL).pdf The survey of the seven organisations on the CHA Council were thought to represent a range of providers due to being: small or large,...

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...


Auckland housing report released

The report shows Auckland's housing shortage could last for more than a decade and will get worse before it gets better.One scenario shows the shortage in ten years' time may be little changed from today's estimated 15,000 dwellings. Read more about this research here.

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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