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Outspoken on homelessness

In the new year RNZ's political reporter, Demelza Leslie, talked to Scott Figenshow of CHA, UNICEF's Vivian Maidaborne and Human Rights Commissioner, David Rutherford where they explore what can be done about an issue which was seldom out of last year's headlines-homelessness.

People’s Project a success

The People's Project , set up in August 2014 with the goal that no one would be living on the streets or sleeping rough in the city by the end of this year, has found homes for all but two of the 80 rough sleepers in the city, and homes have been found for hundreds more who needed help.

Bill English’s new cabinet

Talking to RNZ last night, ​Community Housing Aotearoa chief executive Scott Figgenshow said there was no quick fix to make housing affordable for people on low incomes and addressing the problem required decisive action from the government, as well as charities and NGOs. "We certainly look forward to sitting down with minister Amy Adams in the New Year," he said.

15 December 2016, CHA newsletter

In this newsletter we have information on the new MSD Purchasing Strategy– a positive step toward the long term pipeline of new supply; requests for proposals for social housing outside Auckland; information on the Christchurch Stock Transfer and the report from the National Māori Housing Conference 2016.

Publication of the National Maori Housing Conference 2016

​The fourth biennial National Māori Housing Conference 2016 was held at the ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga and hosted by Tauranga Moana. The theme of the Conference was “Mā whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi” (Collaboration and Strategic Relationships).

MSD purchasing strategy 2016

This Purchasing Strategy contains the latest information on how, and where the Ministry expects to fund social housing tenancies through the income-related rent subsidy (IRRS). They have signalled they will be working to secure another 3,800 social housing places nationwide by 2019/20, almost half of which need to be one-bedroom places.

New social housing for vulnerable families

A new development in Auckland is an example of community housing providers and agencies working together to house vulnerable families. The new 15-unit apartment block for transitional housing in Glen Eden is the result of a collaboration between Housing New Zealand and providers VisionWest, Monte Cecilia and Airedale Properties, with support from LifeWise.

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Stop KiwiBuild Uncertainty

Recent reports from Treasury and The Chief Executive of New Zealand Certified Builders indicating the programme may not be able to deliver the housing required creates uncertainty for families who see KiwiBuild as their path to homeownership. In the middle of the...

Short supply of houses ups rents and creates working poor

"While the focus has been on house prices and first home buyers, little attention has been paid to the drastic need for extra rental accommodation". This fact demonstrates that, while the Salvation Army has said that high rents are creating the working poor, the...

Hudson Sellars Apprentice Scholarship

Hudson was always an advocate for our trades’ contractors – and he met most of them in the course of his daily work. One of his constant desires, and something that’s a challenge for all of us competing for the services of skilled trades people, was to encourage...

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