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​Ministry of Social Development building its new team

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.

Hui E! election focus

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.

Reflections from the UK – part two

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.

Social housing waiting list figures increase

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.

Data to understand supply & demand for housing

A new online dashboard​, along with the written guidance and development feasibility tool released earlier, will enable councils to undertake data-based planning and better respond to growth pressures.

Tamaki Housing Associaton Tenancy Management short list

Tamaki Housing Association in East Auckland recently called for tenders to take over the tenancy management of their tenancies. Their shortlisted providers were Horizon and Compass Housing. Radio New Zealand interviewed Scott Figenshow CE of Community Housing Aotearoa and​​Tamaki Regeneration Company CEO John Holyoake.

Auckland Council unsure how many affordable homes built

Auckland Council's solution for the city's housing crisis has been running for four years but it still cannot say how many affordable homes have been built. Sharon Brett Kelly of Radio new Zealand investigates this issue.