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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 10 May 2021

Updated Inclusionary Zoning Paper Released for Feedback, SHIFT Aotearoa Conference - Online Schedule Now Available, Reserve Bank Concerned About House Prices, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust Working To End Housing Crisis, Community Partnership Approach Receives National Award, Landing Press Publishers - Invitation to Writers and Poets, In the News, EVENTS, Where Will We Live in the Future? Green Property Summit 2021, Acute Drug Harm in Temporary and Community Housing,

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 28 April 2021

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of Community Housing Aotearoa Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa. As part of event planning for the second half of 2021, we have revised the conference plan for the SHIFT Aotearoa conference and the Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) engagement series. Importantly, the new conference dates will be 15 & 17 June. More details are available in this newsletter along with a summary of the key sector engagement events that CHA is planning this year.

Tenancy Specialist Vacancy

Jim Gallen and the team at LinkPeople have a Tenancy Manager Position vacancy. If you have anyone or wish to forward on to any possible candidates.

Challenge Co-Director (Tāngata Whenua) Vacancy

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Challenge is a 10 year national programme of research which has brought together the best of New Zealand’s research community, international experts, end users and stakeholders, under one banner. The programme aims to transform the way in which new homes are provided, current homes are improved, and New Zealand’s towns and cities are formed.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 12 April 2021

Tenancy Management Community of Practice, Community Housing Regulatory Authority assessment report, Shift Aotearoa Conference, Salvation Army partner with Community Finance to build new community housing, Consultation for the 2021 Building Code update is now open, In the News, EVENTS, ADNZ - What Really Makes a Home Healthy? Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 29 March 2021

Government's Housing Announcement; WAI2750 - Waitangi Tribunal for Homelessness; Local Innovation and Partnership Fund; NZ Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Article IV Discussions; Churches Build a Home Together; Webinar update; Incorporated Societies Bill 2021; News and Events, Building for climate change and understanding life cycle analysis: are we building for today or for the life of the house? Green Property Summit 2021, Shift Aotearoa Conference, The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law Workshops, AHI Brighter Future Awards.

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant

Changes to the First Home Loan and Grant First Home Loans and Grants settings are changing. From 1 April 2021 the income caps will increase and the house price caps will increase in targeted areas. By increasing the income caps from $130,000 to $150,000, approximately 9,300 additional couples and 3700 additional singles who are currently renting will now newly qualify for the First Home Loan and Grant.

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.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 18 August 2021

Community Housing Aotearoa COVID-19 Update, Message from CHA's Chief Executive, CHA's support for members, Sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation. Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 18...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 16 August 2021

Warm Welcome for CHA's new Chief Executive, CHA Regional Event Series, Masterclass Webinar on Place-based initiatives: Save the Date! Government Reinstates Operating Supplement. On-going Engagement Underway - HRC Framework Guidelines on the #right2housing in Action....

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 3 August 2021

CHA Regional Event Series, Human Rights Commission Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home, Stories of Homelessness: When the Dominoes Start to Fall, Tenancy Management - Code of Practice, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Homestar v5 Events. Community Housing...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 5 July 2021

New Chief Executive for CHA, Farewell for Scott Figenshow postponed, Masterclass Series: Free Webinar on Ethical and Innovative Finance For Affordable Housing, Community Finance Worthy Winners at Mindful Money 2021 Awards, Nelson Tasman Housing Trust Increasing Local...


Transaction Unit market sounding process

The feedback suggests substantial further work is required in order to ensure that stock transfers deliver on the aims expressed for the transfers, in particular their potential for better outcomes for families, communities and taxpayers. CHA has discussed its...

Member feedback encouraged

The Auckland Community Housing Providers' Network (ACHPN) and CHA would like to get your feedback on this letter written by Miles Hennighan of CORT Community Housing, following a recent ACHPN meeting. We would value your thoughts on what you think about Australian...

Tax Matters Bill Submission

Thank you to those members who provided their comments and issues of concern. We also appreciate the expert advice from Steve Thompson and Aran Bailey from Deloitte. The submission can be found here.


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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...


​It’s renters versus the rest

The survey of 1450 respondents, conducted by research company Buzz Channel, is the third undertaken by HRV to gain an insight into issues facing New Zealanders in their homes.Charles Crothers, Professor of Sociology at AUT, says a major issue highlighted in the survey...

AA home insurance survey has some interesting findings

“Landlords will be reassured to find there’s a gap between what they’re most concerned about, and the types of claims we see most often; accidents that can happen in any home,” says Amelia Macandrew, Customer Relations Manager at AA Insurance. “However, while...

Massey University Housing Affordability report June 2016

The NZ median house price in May last year was $460,000 and even though a year later this increased by $46,000, actual affordability improved by 6%. The region that shows a noteworthy annual and quarterly decline in affordability is Central Otago Lakes (19.6% and...

House price index show a surge in investor activity

The full set of QV House Price Index statistics for all New Zealand for June can be downloaded by clicking this link: QV House Price Index (HPI) for June 2016. QV National Spokesperson Andrea Rush said, “Nationwide values are now rising at the fastest rate since 2004,...

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