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Towards 2020: Increasing social housing

You’re invited to meet with Scott Gallacher, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Deputy Chief Executive Housing, to discuss opportunities about increasing social housing in the Wellington or the Auckland region.

Safe asbestos management crisis – information lacking

Most of us know that asbestos in a residential or commercial building poses significant risk to the health of anyone working on it. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), which came into effect last April, has shifted some of the legal responsibilities for this risk and there is still much confusion as to liability and correct process.

New social housing model launched

Cabinet ministers were on hand to show government support for its new social housing model at a ceremonial function in Tauranga on Friday 24 March 2017.From next month Accessible Properties will take over 1138 social houses and tenancies owned by Housing New Zealand.

Sale of Tamaki Housing Association

Radio New Zealand reported on the sale of the tenancy arm of the Tamaki Redevelopment Company today and talked to a number of stakeholders.

Landlord convictions made under new law

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Government’s tenancy law reform passed last year.

Selwyn Foundation’s new aged care homes feature unique model of care

The Selwyn Foundation is soon to start building a 90-bed residential aged care home at its Selwyn Village site in Point Chevalier (Auckland), in addition to its multi-purpose developments currently under construction at Selwyn Oaks (Papakura) and Selwyn St Andrew’s (Cambridge).

CHA Newsletter 17 March 2017

In this latest edition of our newsletter we look at the revised goal of the Our Place plan; hear that the timeframe for Income Related Rent Subsidy RFP is likely to be extended beyond 31 March and read about two more speakers who will be at our CHA IMPACT 2017 conference in June.

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Benefit increase negatively affects housing eligibility

Jan Rutledge, general manager of De Paul House, Northcote. Photo: RNZ/Eva Corlett. A boost to the accommodation supplement last month was not enough to make private rental homes affordable for some, but the extra money people on the public housing wait list are now...

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...

The establishment of affordable housing zones

In cities the Government could consider applying our own local model of the United States concept of rent controlled buildings although it appears the jury is out on its success. Horowhenua is a good case study because land and property developers have moved into the...

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