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Housing Acceleration Fund: Factsheet

Housing Acceleration Fund: Factsheet The Housing Acceleration Fund aims to increase the supply of houses and improve affordability for home buyers and renters.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 15 March 2021

Progressive Home Ownership Making Headlines For The Right Reasons, Habitat for Humanity Contracted to Build 33 New Homes Under Progressive Home Ownership, Accessible Properties Get Lifemark® 4-Star Certification For Public Housing Units, Te Puea Memorial Marae Indigenous Homeless Service finalist in 2021 Kiwibank Awards, What Are The On-going Building Lifecycle Costs of a New Building? Government Housing System Settings in Development: Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development and Resource Management Reform, In the News, EVENTS, Webinar on Self-determined Housing Options for Youth Leaving Care, Ngā Kōrero speaker series: Housing and Poverty: Can we fix it? The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law Workshops, AHI Brighter Future Awards, Resources.

CHA PR Habitat for Humanity and PHO 9 March 2021

Peak housing body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is celebrating Habitat for Humanity’s partnership with Government under the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme which will see them build 33 new homes across New Zealand in the next 18 months. Habitat For Humanity and Progressive Home Ownership supply communities with much needed homes.


Over 150 new homes are currently under construction or in development by the (New Zealand) Housing Foundation, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and other providers thanks to the Government’s Progressive Home Ownership programme. And the good news is there are a lot more new homes to come.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 02 March 2021

National Māori Housing Conference 'Providing shelter and a foundation for whānau, Mahitahi Kainga Trust Kotukutuku Papakainga Opening, Community Housing Aotearoa - Interview with Newstalk ZB on Public Housing stock, Alert Levels Reimposed, Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 Released, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Webinar ‘Self-determined housing options for youth leaving care’ by Brook Turner, Engagement Series for Shift Aotearoa Conference, Resources.

Te Matapihi Briefing to Incoming Ministers, January 2021 (FINAL)

The catch cry of the Te Matapihi BIM is the need for “More Māori Houses” to help address the housing crisis. In other words, more housing developments led and built by Māori, more whānau supported by Māori into appropriate housing, and more houses owned by Māori. The BIM contains over 30 recommendations spanning homelessness, public housing and CHPs, home ownership, papakāinga, iwi housing and cross-sectoral issues, including recommendations to: • Initiate the ‘review and reset’ of government policy committed to by the MAIHI framework • Dedicate investment to growing Māori CHPs via the Public Housing Plan • Undertake a comprehensive review of the Kāinga Whenua Loan Scheme with Māori • Introduce at a national level a mechanism to protect the right of tangata whenua to develop papakāinga housing • Explore funding models that help to leverage Iwi investment in housing • Establish a multi-agency panel tasked with increasing Māori housing supply • Review the government’s Māori housing strategy in co-design with the Māori housing sector • Revitalise the Māori Housing Act 1935 and expand its scope • Significantly increase the level of government investment in Māori-led housing solutions.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 15 February 2021

Alert Levels Reimposed, Te Matapihi Briefing to Incoming Ministers, Welcome to Community Housing Aotearoa, Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust opens first stage of new development, Official Opening of Mahitahi Kāinga Trust’s Kotukutuku Papakāinga, New Zealand Green Building Council, Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 Released, CHA Media Release on RMA reform announcement, Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 - further changes now in force, The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | issues papers and progress, In the news, EVENTS, Resources.

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CHA Draft Submission on the CHRA regulation changes

Feel free to copy as you wish from this draft (provided in word format) for your own submission. Alternatively, please email Scott at director@communityhousing.org.nz if you wish CHA to specifically name your organization in support of the CHA submission. Draft...


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Report from Auckland Housing Summit

A wide range of innovative concepts were presented in the report but it was clear that all sectors identified the need for a comprehensive approach and a plan with targets and accountabilities. Better quality data, clear benchmarking and reporting shared amongst...

Salvation Army release ‘Taking Stock’ report

'Taking Stock', found the country's social housing stock needs to grow from 82,000 to more than 100,000 in the next decade. The report can be read here: SPPU_TakingStock.pdf The report's author, Alan Johnson, said to Radio New Zealand that another 2000 a year was the...

Wellington Mayoral Housing Taskforce report

Housing Taskforce objectives The primary goal of the Taskforce was to recommend strategic approaches and specific projects to realise a city vision of “All Wellingtonians well housed”. The Taskforce came up with the following objectives: The plan rests on three key...

Report from the 2017 CHA conference

With 300 people joining us at our conference last week this was an amazing event. Thank you to all of you who took part and engaged with the content to make this our best conference yet. And a big thank you to all our sponsors, listed below, for helping to make this...


Kiwis paying $1000 more a year to rent

He said Auckland was New Zealand’s most expensive region, with a median rent of $520 per week. “Renting a typical property in Auckland will set you back more than $27,000 a year, that’s up $1,500 since May last year and a hefty $5,000 increase since May 2011.”...

Changes in Maori and Pacific tenure between census 1986 to 2013

Key findings: The proportion of all people in households living in an owner-occupied dwelling fell from 75.2 percent to 63.7 percent between 1986 and 2013, a decline of 15.3 percent. Conversely, the proportion of the population living in dwellings that were not owned...

Institutional investment for affordable housing developments

In order to expand to meet the demand of lower income households currently on waiting lists for public and community housing, the industry will need access to a large scale, dependable and sustainable source of finance at an appropriate interest rate. Sound familiar!...

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