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Affordable housing on offer for Bay hapu

Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust has formally launched Manawa - The Heart of Papamoa, at Mangatawa Marae, Tauranga. The 50 acre, residentially zoned development is on Te HouHou settlement land in Papamoa.

December 1, 2016 Newsletter Community Housing Aotearoa

In this newsletter we read about the Community Housing Provider Capacity report and the proposed social housing transfer in Christchurch. We provide some information on responding to a future earthquake and we look at some new research on Waimahia Inlet, a model for great community housing.

Preparedness and resilience: how we respond to a future earthquake

The recent earthquake focused our small, central Wellington team on thinking about how we might respond to a similar event in the future. In this article you can read how we are preparing ourselves as resilient workers and find links to earthquake preparedness resources.

Collaboration gives families new homes

The first of 14 families have begun moving into a new block of apartments in Auckland which are the result of a partnership between government agencies and community housing providers, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

Bill to help young people into home ownership launched

The Green Party is launching a plan today to help people struggling with student loans get into their first home. Green MP Gareth Hughes’s Student Loan Scheme First Home Repayment Diversion Bill was launched today, the latest in a series of Green Party policies to address the housing crisis.

Rental strain in Nelson forces mother with six children to live in tent

A Nelson Mail article on 24 November shows a single mother caring for six children feels there is no option but to pitch a tent at a Nelson campground after struggling to find a rental house. Karla Tunney said she was given 90-days notice to leave her rental home in Richmond with no explanation after living there for three weeks

MSD extends social housing RFP process in Auckland

Earlier this year the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) sent out an open Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide 1,000 additional social housing places in Auckland’s high demand areas, by December 2019. The closing date for submissions for this RFP has now been extended from 25 November 2016 to 25 November 2017.

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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...

Crowded housing highest among Pacific peoples

Overall, around 1 in 10 New Zealanders lived in crowded houses in 2013, a rate largely unchanged since the early 2000s. You can read the full article here: https://www.stats.govt.nz/news/crowded-housing-highest-among-pacific-peoples

Housing NZ redevelopment wins Auckland Architecture Award

The Jennings Street and Jersey Avenue project, which replaced eight 1940s houses with 19 modern state homes incorporates Housing New Zealand's best practice approach to redevelopment in established suburbs with innovative site planning and urban design values. The...

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