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Future of public housing in NZ – Minister’s speech

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford’s call to sit down with the community housing sector and agree a multi-year plan for how we can work together to grow the sector in a way that is both ambitious and sustainable.

​Healthy Homes bill passes

Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, and the Health Homes Guarantee Act will help ensure that, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford on 30 November.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei sign agreement with HNZ

Local Auckland hapū Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei have settled an agreement with Housing New Zealand and are set to purchase five trenches of land along the ridge in Kupe Street between now and 2021 with the first being 0.6746 hectares at market rate for $16.5 million.

30 November 2017 newsletter

In this newsletter we have a focus on how we grow the supply of community housing. This includes a look at the priorities from the recent Getting Ready workshop facilitated by Leonie Freeman. We also feature CORT Community Housing who celebrated their 30th anniversary this year and learn about the work Community Housing Aotearoa is undertaking reviewing emergency and transitional housing tenancy and occupation agreements. Plus much more.

New tenancy advice resources available

Tenancy Services have new “Tenancy Tips” videos that want people to use. These are available on Tenancy.govt.nz, and they’re a fun and informative way to help tenants and landlords understand their rights and responsibilities when renting.

New questions on housing in Census

The upcoming census will garner new information on damp and mouldy housing reportedly causing 1600 New Zealand deaths every year - possibly helping to solve the problem.

New research on property investment

Most property speculators are New Zealanders who do not even earn the cash returns they would reap from a six-month term deposit - giving the lie to the contention they are not investing in property for capital gains says the NZ Herald reporting on recent research.

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Auckland City Mission is on the move

From Saturday 22 September the Mission will be operating from 23 Union St – just 700 metres from its current site Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly says all Mission services will continue in the temporary home – adding it will be an improvement for clients, staff...

Housing NZ social objectives to be legislated

The organisation will also no longer be required to return a surplus to the Government. “Housing NZ is a very different organisation under the helm of chief executive Andrew McKenzie and under our Government,” Phil Twyford says. “It is already offering pastoral care...

More public houses open for Auckland families

The new developments are in Otahuhu, Mangere and West Auckland, and provide a mix of newly built one, two and three bedroom homes. “Demand for public housing continues to rise, particularly in Auckland, where about 42% of people on the social housing register reside,”...

APNZL opens five new homes in Auckland for people in need

The homes were built as part of a joint venture partnership between Ngāti Whātua Orākei and Fletcher Living, delivering 200 houses that will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes – 30 per cent of which are designated for public housing. “Accessible Properties...

Housing NZ to right meth testing wrong

“Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless. “Housing...

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