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A guide for the design and implementation of smokefree policies in social housing

Community and Public Health has developed a toolkit to assist social housing providers to implement smokefree policies in social housing settings. Increasingly, improving population health has become a shared goal across many sectors, including social housing, and a smokefree social housing policy can result in win-wins for tenants, housing providers, and the wider community.

Newsletter 16 February 2017

In this latest edition of our newsletter we find out about the work of Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Porou who are encouraging home ownership for iwi in the Gisborne region. We've also got more on the CHA - IMPACT conference 2017; a look at youth homelessness; more on the methamphetamine contamination draft guidelines and HNZ housing stock transfer in Christchurch.

New Zealand short 60,000 homes

New Zealand is up to 60,000 houses short, with Auckland needing as many as 35,000 homes, estimates in a Treasury document suggest.The figures are part of housing supply and demand forecast produced in September of 2016 and released in January as part of an Official Information Act request.

CHA Newsletter 2 February, 2017

In this first edition of the CHA newsletter for 2017 you will find the latest report on the community housing data supply survey, information on the methamphetamine contamination draft guidelines , Sustaining Tenancies funding announcements and recent research on housing affordability in New Zealand.

Kapiti Coast affordable housing shortage

Soaring house prices on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington are pushing out poorer families and causing big shortages of housing for elderly people, the district's mayor says.

Ending Youth Homelessness: A Human Rights Guide

​Youth homelessness is a pressing issue worldwide that requires urgent attention. To help address the issue, a collaborative group of organizations from Canada and Europe have developed Youth Rights! Right Now! Ending Youth Homelessness: A Human Rights Guide for grounding strategies to end youth homelessness in international human rights law.

Home ownership rates continue to drop

Home ownership is nudging a new low with the least number of Kiwis living in their own home in 66 years.Nationwide 63.2 per cent of people today live in their own home - the lowest rate since the 61.2 per cent recorded at the 1951 Census - whereas 33 per cent live in a rental.

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More housing for whānau in Northland

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced Government investment of $8.7 million in housing initiatives in Whangarei, Kaikohe and Kaitaia. The Ministers visited the Ōtangarei community this morning, which...

Meth compensation: Twyford not ruling it out, or in

Hundreds of state houses were left empty and more than 130 tenants evicted because of methamphetamine contamination in homes. A report from Sir Peter Gluckman - released this week - revealed the country has been gripped by a moral panic and meth residue posed no risk...

Winter causes ‘intense’ pressure for homelessness sector

Homeless people camp outside Auckland City Mission. Photo: RNZ/Eva Corlett. Hobson Street in central Auckland is home to apartment blocks, hotels, businesses and traffic. The high concrete buildings turn this main road into a gusty wind tunnel. On the eve of the first...

Housing First programme proves value in Auckland

“The Housing First Auckland collective was launched in March last year to end homelessness for 472 chronically homeless adults and families in Auckland,” Phil Twyford said. “That’s 227 people and their wider families that Housing First has changed the lives of....

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