More social housing is on its way across Greater Christchurch as the Government invests more for those in need, Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has announced.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Natalie Jameson’s peaceful passing after a long illness on the morning of Tuesday 18 July.
Natalie was a stalwart supporter of New Zealand’s community housing sector and will be sadly missed.
This article is part one of David Zussman’s reflections following his trip to his home town of Manchester and attending the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Conference.
In this article David Zussman reflects on some of his insights while in Manchester and the United Kingdom for the CIH conference over June this year.
Faced with a housing crisis the United Kingdom has its 15th Housing Minister since 2000 and Brexit is set to dominate the bureaucratic resources of government. In the recent UK election housing tenure was seen as an influential guide to voting and not surprisingly, renters voted 50/30 in favour of Labour while home owners voted 50/30 for Conservative. Of more significance is the additional 8% of renters who voted in this election.
We are very pleased to learn of the clarity and strength shaping the housing team at the Ministry of Social Development under the leadership of Scott Gallacher, DCE Housing. In the last few days we’ve had a briefing on the new structure and how the pieces will fit together. There are several positions they are actively recruiting for and it would be a great time to consider whether your sector knowledge might be a good fit in one of the many open roles inside this agency.
The election is coming up in September and this paper prepared by Hui E! is intended to help communities and community groups make sense of the many different issues that we are involved in. It also gives some ideas for how you can make a difference in the election.
This is part two of David Zussman's reflections from his recent trip home to Manchester in the UK and attending the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Conference. David Zussman works for Community Housing Aotearoa.
Auckland Council's Homelessness Policy Project, released on 19 July forecasted a rise in the number of homeless in Auckland to 24,000 by 2017 based on 2013 census figures.
The official waiting list for social housing grew by 40 per cent in the last year, and has passed 5000 households for the first time since the Ministry of Social Development took over responsibility in mid-2014.
Dwell Housing Trust in Wellington are searching for a new chair following the resignation of Paul Scholey.