Having a safe and secure home in good condition is essential for people’s well-being and quality of life. Providing houses for people who are struggling to secure appropriate accommodation is an important public service.
In New Zealand, social housing includes state houses owned by Housing New Zealand Corporation (Housing New Zealand), houses leased by Housing New Zealand, and housing provided by local authorities and non-governmental organisations. Most social housing is provided by Housing New Zealand.
People who need social housing can be some of the most vulnerable in our society. A significant proportion require social services, including for medical, mental health, and addiction conditions. It is important for Housing New Zealand to have a good understanding of tenants’ needs and its role in supporting them.
Each year Government Ministers provide their respective agencies with a letter of expectations detailing the priorities for delivery. As a sector made up community housing providers already delivering good quality affordable homes for thousands of New Zealanders, here’s our letter of expectations to you.
Register Now! CHA’s online housing webinar, Homes for All – The Green Party launches housing policies, Guidelines on the right to a decent home - engagement underway, In the news, EVENTS, Election Forum on Mental Health and Addiction, Upcoming Australasian Housing Institute Training 2020.
The original version of this paper was produced in December 2019 at the invitation of the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) for consideration and input into work being undertaken to review the current funding settings. In the intervening months, as a sector Community and Transitional Housing Providers have witnessed and responded to the initial wave of impacts of COVID-19 on the vulnerable sectors of society we serve.
This paper was endorsed by the CEO and Housing Leaders Forum on 29 July 2020, for wider circulation and feedback. To help kick-start the economy and keep people employed the Government is progressing a number of ‘shovel ready’ construction projects. Predominantly the projects that are currently being advanced are horizontal infrastructure projects.
Abbeyfield House model meets a growing need. Decreasing rates of home ownership and an aging population are highlighting the need for more affordable accommodation for retirees across New Zealand, a need Abbeyfield New Zealand is doing its best to meet.
TABLE OF CONTENTS, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 03 August 2020, Register for CHA’s online housing webinar, CHA Farewells, Spotlight on Abbeyfield New Zealand, Progressive Home Ownership underway, Guidelines on the right to a decent home - engagement underway, CHRA releases new Guidance Note, Public Housing Rent Setting review 2020, Te Pae Whakahou Hapori – Eastern Porirua Advisory Panel announced, In the news, EVENTS, ELECTION FORUM ON MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, Tenancy Law Case File.
Government support for community-based initiatives best way to boost home ownership. Partnerships between Community Housing Providers and government are the most effective way to get Kiwi families into a place of their own, says Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA).
The KiwiBuy coalition of Community Housing Providers say they’re excited to see the Government’s. Progressive Home Ownership programme getting off the ground.
Minister of Housing, Megan Woods has announced the first organisations receiving 15-year, interest free Government loans under “phase 1” of the programme, to help more Kiwis into home ownership.
Ngā Wai a Te Tūī | Māori & Indigenous Research | Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka | Unitec
Warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of two new research projects;
• Mana Kāinga: Advancing capability in the Māori Housing Sector
• Hihiko o Mangarautawhiri: Power sovereignty for a prosperous
whānau and hapū.
Please join us for kōrero, nibbles and refreshments.
When: 4.00pm – 7.00pm Friday 24th July 2020
Where: Ground floor, Building 111, Gate 4, Unitec, 139 Carrington Road,
For catering purposes please RSVP to:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (021) 0873 5374
Where are we heading? Severe Housing Deprivation in Aotearoa New Zealand 2018 report, Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and transitional housing, In the news, Housing Development and Property Manager role at Wesley Community Action, EVENTS, Upcoming Australasian Housing Institute Training 2020, Zavanti software for NZ social and affordable housing - web demonstration, HuiE Resource: Running a Webinar Toolkit.