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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.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 10 May 2021

Updated Inclusionary Zoning Paper Released for Feedback, SHIFT Aotearoa Conference - Online Schedule Now Available, Reserve Bank Concerned About House Prices, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust Working To End Housing Crisis, Community Partnership Approach Receives National Award, Landing Press Publishers - Invitation to Writers and Poets, In the News, EVENTS, Where Will We Live in the Future? Green Property Summit 2021, Acute Drug Harm in Temporary and Community Housing,

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 28 April 2021

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of Community Housing Aotearoa Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa. As part of event planning for the second half of 2021, we have revised the conference plan for the SHIFT Aotearoa conference and the Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) engagement series. Importantly, the new conference dates will be 15 & 17 June. More details are available in this newsletter along with a summary of the key sector engagement events that CHA is planning this year.

Tenancy Specialist Vacancy

Jim Gallen and the team at LinkPeople have a Tenancy Manager Position vacancy. If you have anyone or wish to forward on to any possible candidates.

Challenge Co-Director (Tāngata Whenua) Vacancy

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Challenge is a 10 year national programme of research which has brought together the best of New Zealand’s research community, international experts, end users and stakeholders, under one banner. The programme aims to transform the way in which new homes are provided, current homes are improved, and New Zealand’s towns and cities are formed.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 12 April 2021

Tenancy Management Community of Practice, Community Housing Regulatory Authority assessment report, Shift Aotearoa Conference, Salvation Army partner with Community Finance to build new community housing, Consultation for the 2021 Building Code update is now open, In the News, EVENTS, ADNZ - What Really Makes a Home Healthy? Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 29 March 2021

Government's Housing Announcement; WAI2750 - Waitangi Tribunal for Homelessness; Local Innovation and Partnership Fund; NZ Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Article IV Discussions; Churches Build a Home Together; Webinar update; Incorporated Societies Bill 2021; News and Events, Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Green Property Summit 2021, Shift Aotearoa Conference, The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law Workshops, AHI Brighter Future Awards.

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant First Home Loans and Grants settings are changing. From 1 April 2021 the income caps will increase and the house price caps will increase in targeted areas. By increasing the income caps from $130,000 to $150,000, approximately 9,300 additional couples and 3700 additional singles who are currently renting will now newly qualify for the First Home Loan and Grant.

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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...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 June 2021

SHIFT Aotearoa Conference, Regional Event & Masterclass Series, Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD), Insurance Guidance Note, Release of Interest Limitation Discussion Document, Debt Serviceability Restrictions Added to Policy...


Rules Reduction task force

In particular property owners, builders, tradespeople and businesses who have experienced the issues created by irrelevant or unnecessary regulations, can now report these to a Rules Reduction Taskforce which will identify pedantic and unnecessary rules that frustrate...

Emergency Housing Funding Review

More information about the review and a link to the survey is available at the following link here. The survey is open until Friday 1 May. MSD is keen to hear from as wide a range of providers as possible so would greatly welcome your participation in this survey and...

MSD Purchasing Intentions Feedback

What we have heard from you and relayed to MSD is that greater certainty is required for you to make investment decisions. We conveyed that members are interested in understanding the following: 1. The specific locations where MSD intends to purchase additional social...

Nomination deadline extended for the 2015 AHI Awards!

Excellence in Social Housing Outstanding Achievement Inspirational Team Member Leading Innovation Leading Asset Management Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Leading Housing Development Project Tenant Led Initiative With the extended closing date we are hoping that...


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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...


​It’s renters versus the rest

The survey of 1450 respondents, conducted by research company Buzz Channel, is the third undertaken by HRV to gain an insight into issues facing New Zealanders in their homes.Charles Crothers, Professor of Sociology at AUT, says a major issue highlighted in the survey...

AA home insurance survey has some interesting findings

“Landlords will be reassured to find there’s a gap between what they’re most concerned about, and the types of claims we see most often; accidents that can happen in any home,” says Amelia Macandrew, Customer Relations Manager at AA Insurance. “However, while...

Massey University Housing Affordability report June 2016

The NZ median house price in May last year was $460,000 and even though a year later this increased by $46,000, actual affordability improved by 6%. The region that shows a noteworthy annual and quarterly decline in affordability is Central Otago Lakes (19.6% and...

House price index show a surge in investor activity

The full set of QV House Price Index statistics for all New Zealand for June can be downloaded by clicking this link: QV House Price Index (HPI) for June 2016. QV National Spokesperson Andrea Rush said, “Nationwide values are now rising at the fastest rate since 2004,...

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