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18 for 4 campaign

We all know the answer to Auckland’s housing crisis – build more homes that people can afford. But there’s more to it than that. We need to build homes where people want to live: in their current communities and close to their place of work. Auckland Community Housing Providers Network launched their 18 for 4 campaign today as a solution to Auckland's housing crisis.

CHA newsletter 3 November 2016

In this newsletter we welcome the new CHA council, find out more about Our Place - setting a direction for improving housing affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand , and learn about the 18 for 4 campaign from the Auckland Community Housing Provider Network. We also learn more about theAustralasian Housing Institute Awards 2017 and Angie Cairncross shares some thoughts following the National Maori Housing Conference.

Christchurch Council housing policy 2016

Congratulations to Paul Cottam and Christchurch City Council for their recently adopted housing policy – it incorporates the housing continuum and amkes references to housing adequacy. Our Place actions have been well-aligned to this landmark policy. We hope other Councils who are considering new housing policy, will take a look at this leading example from Christchurch.

What if we put tenants first?

Community Housing Aotearoa’s Angie Cairncross found herself pondering what a very different stock transfer approach could look like after listening to the experiences of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) as relayed by Jenny Sams at the recent National Māori Housing Conference in Tauranga Moana.

Recommendations for methamphetamine contamination clean-up

A Ministry of Health funded report provides key recommendations for the country's first national standard for methamphetamine contamination. The report, prepared by ESR, recommends that a different level be used to guide clean up where meth has been used, compared to the level for houses where the drug has been manufactured.

$2m for Chatham Islands Housing

A new housing entity on the Chatham Islands received $2 million today to assist whānau in need of housing support. Māori Development and Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says the investment will be managed by the Chatham Islands Housing Partnership.

Affordable homes for Mt Albert development

The Government has signed an agreement with Marutūāhu Rōpū and Ockham Residential Limited for a 100-home development in New North Road, Mt Albert, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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​ $100 million to tackle homelessness

“We’re pulling out all the stops to support people in need and urgently increase housing supply this winter. We’re also investing heavily in the future of the Housing First programme to support our most vulnerable homeless people and families,” says Phil Twyfor The...

Could Higher Density Developments Make Auckland More Liveable?

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge research led by Professor Errol Haarhoff is looking at whether living at higher density can strengthen communities and enhance liveability in new neighbourhoods. While the research is ongoing, some...

Kaikōura housing recovery village opens

“The seven-unit village will be a temporary ‘home away from home’ for households affected by the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, while their house is repaired or rebuilt,” Jenny Salesa said. “This is an important step for Kaikōura’s recovery, allowing people to...

Frames go up on first KiwiBuild houses

The 18 three and four bedroom homes are the first houses to be built under the Government’s KiwiBuild programme. The houses are part of the McLennan Development on the site of former Defence Force land. The site became available for KiwiBuild after private developers...

REINZ calls for housing shortage to be tackled in budget

Housing New Zealand currently has a significant housing shortage across the country, and the Auckland shortage is around 60,000 properties alone. Until we’re able to start to back-fill some of that shortage, houses are only going to continue to remain unaffordable for...

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