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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.

Housing to be built on vacant Hutt land

The Government will announce today that it will build and refurbish more than 700 houses in the Hutt Valley over the next five years.The announcement, by Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams, follows protests earlier this year about the amount of vacant Housing NZ land in Lower Hutt, and the length of time it had been left.

Social housing test case leads to less jail time, more education for children

The government has released its first test case using anonymised data as part of its social investment plan, showing the effect social housing has on time people spend in jail, education and the impact on earnings.In a speech to the New Zealand Analytics Forum in Auckland, social investment minister Amy Adams said the first social housing test case by the Ministry of Social Development's Social Investment Unit (SIU) "shows that it’s possible to understand the broader fiscal impacts of a single service, like social housing, on agencies, such as health and education."

Haumaru Housing celebrates start of services

1 July 2017 marked the start of the new housing partnership provided by Haumaru Housing, a limited partnership between The Selwyn Foundation and Auckland Council, which has taken over operations of the councils Housing for Older People portfolio.

29 June CHA Newsletter

In this newsletter we announce the short list for the Christchurch stock transfer and look into the new standard introduced for methamphetamine testing. We also hear from the former Chairman and President of the Master Builders Association and current CEO of Easybuild Mike Fox on why the current system stops builders from delivering affordable housing.

Homelessness -a view from the United States

Homelessness - a view from the United States was written by Jan Rivers of Scoop media following our recent community housing conference in Wellington where we were joined by Nan Roman of the US National Alliance to End Homelessness. Nan talked about the US efforts to cut homelessness and what she had to say was highly relevant to New Zealand.

New Meth testing standard NZS 8510:2017

Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties, which will provide industry guidance on good practice methods in the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine contamination in houses.

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​Dr O’Sullivan visits appalling homes of sick Kiwi kids

Dr O’Sullivan recently moved from Northland to Auckland and he says he thought he knew what poverty was. “On my second day working as a GP in Auckland I was confronted by something I never thought I would see in this city. “I met a 28-year-old solo mother who is...

​ Supportive housing in central Auckland

The Minister, and Housing New Zealand deputy board chair Vui Mark Gosche, this morning unveiled plans to build 280 new purpose built apartments with on-site wrap-around health and support services. These will replace 87 units on the site built more than 60 years ago....

Shelter Gives Homeless Women a Safe Place to Sleep This Winter

The Auckland City Mission’s Te Whare Manaaki Wāhine women’s shelter provides safe, welcoming, and temporary accommodation for women starting from Sunday 1 July. With construction on the City Mission’s new Mission HomeGround redevelopment due to start in October, the...

Kiwis want KiwiBuild

“The KiwiBuild Unit officially opened its doors to the public today, and they didn’t so much as enter, but break the door down,” Phil Twyford said “By 10am this morning 1000 registrations had been received, 2800 by lunchtime, and 5950 by 4.45pm. At one point the...

​Door opens to affordable home ownership

“Today is a milestone in the Government’s ambitious programme to restore affordable homeownership. “With the first KiwiBuild homes on track to be completed shortly and many more in the pipeline, we are now at a stage where the KiwiBuild Unit can open its doors and...

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