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Salvation Army Case Study

The Salvation Army has built 118 new warm, dry, affordable community houses in partnership with the government and financed through Community Finance, an intermediary offering an innovative impact investment model to ethical investors.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 9 June 2021

SHIFT Aotearoa Conference - 15 & 17 June, Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning, Community Finance Are Finalists in Mindful Money Awards, Prime Minister Attends Salvation Army Opening of Westgate - Te Manaaki Tangata, and Flatbush - Kaitiakitanga Community Housing, Abbeyfield Masterton House Expansion Project Underway, New Zealand Order of Merit For Woman's Dedication To Helping Homeless Innovative Design To Address Youth Homelessness Wins Prestigious Award, In the News, Video links, EVENTS, Healthy Conversations About Racism.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 25 May 2021

Budget 2021 Announcement, Register for SHIFT Aotearoa Conference, Tauranga Community Housing Trust Builds More Homes For Community’s Vulnerable, Upcoming Webinar on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning in Australia, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) - Big Australian Housing Build Conference 2021, New Partnership For Habitat For Humanity and AMI Insurance, Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and Tenancy Management Community of Practice Summary, Final Report on Unmet Needs of Disabled People - Where Will We Live in The Future? In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Zoom Call: Response To Acute Drug Harm, Home Performance Advisor (HPA) - new Healthy Homes online course.

Acute Drug Harm in Temporary and Community Housing

Community Housing Aotearoa will host a zoom call with the Drug Foundation and the Ministry of Health on 31 May at 2pm to talk about acute drug harm with a particular focus on housing providers. The purpose is to set the foundation to build capacity and awareness of acute drug harm issues within community housing settings. This call is an opportunity to share evidence, tools and resources that are available to support responses to acute drug harm, as well as giving light to some of the great initiatives, practice and insights that are already in place.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 August 2021

Message from Chief Executive, Support for Members, CHA Regional Event Series, #right2housing - Episode 2, Community Finance named as finalists at Sustainable Business Awards, Feedback sought on draft strategy and planning policy for housing measures, An update on the...


Auckland Council housing provision consultation

Their proposalis to partner with a third party social housing provider to form a new CHP that is separate to the council but that the council have a minority interest in. It appears that they are pursuing a similar path to Christchurch City Council which has stated...

CHA submission on residential tenancies regulations

This submission reinforced CHA’s previous submission last month on RTA amendment Bill with the following key points: The proposed regulations, whilst a step in the right direction, do not take advantage of the opportunity to address shortcomings that have permitted a...

CHA comments on the Residential Tenancies Ammendment Bill

CHA believes that the ammendments are better than the status quo but do not go far enough. Read our submission here. And our press release here A number of research papers have been written that support the sector's call for a Housing Warrant of Fitness that are worth...


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MSD Housing Quarterly Report: September 2017

Read the report here: Housing-Quarterly-Report-Sep2017.pdf Key facts - September overview ·For the September quarter MSD has spent $563 million on housing support. This year MSD will spend around $2.3 billion on providing New Zealanders with housing support ranging...

CHA 24 October community housing sector seminar

We heard from Alan Johnson, Salvation Army Social Policy and Research Unit, on the Taking Stock report he produced earlier in the year, with discussion facilitated by Kay Saville-Smith of CRESA. Consensus was reached on the goal and the settings necessary to build the...

​Housing Affordability Taskforce Report released

DEBBIE JAMIESON/STUFF Members of the Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce presenting their recommendations: chairman John MacDonald, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust executive officer Julie Scott, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult,...

Report on meeting with Hon Alfred Ngaro and ACHPN network

Following the workshop a paper was produced by the Network listing all the issues, barriers and possible solutions identified. This document is a refinement of that paper. At their May meeting the ACHPN considered the long-list of ideas brainstormed at the workshop...


Community Housing Data Supply Project

The survey framework was developed by CHA, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and CRESA and will be updated quarterly on this website so we can see the change in the number of homes provided by the sector. MSD will incorporate the results to inform its purchasing...

Housing supply data survey – update

These responses yielded some exciting results. The 20 community housing organisations who responded provided information on 2,225 homes across New Zealand with an occupancy rate of 98%. We observed great diversity in the types of housing being provided by the sector:...

Number of housing consents doubled but is it enough?

The highest number on record was in the June 1974 year, when 13 new homes were consented for every thousand residents (compared with an average of nine for the decade). In the year ended June 2016, the regions that consented the most new homes per thousand residents...

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