In this edition of the CHA newsletter we have CHA's submission on the cross-party inquiry into homelessness, news on the preferred bidder for HNZC properties in Tauranga and a look at the decisions by the Auckland Council on the Auckland Unitary Plan. CHA are seeking feedback on how the Supporting Better Housing Outcomes funding should work and we link to this in the newsletter? Plus we have the latest events, research and resources.
CHA is engaging with providers and Government on what the funding parameters should look like when funding supportive services. We are consulting on a proposed framework for procurement via Supporting Better Housing Outcomes funding.
A tenant of community housing provider, New Zealand Housing Foundation, talks about the home her family are buying through a rent-to-buy scheme in Auckland's Waimahia Inlet that has made it affordable for them to buy.
Congratulations to Accessible Properties for successfully completing the request for proposal stage (RFP) of the Government stock transfer process for 1124 families living in Housing New Zealand properties in Tauranga.
Auckland Council completed decisions on the Independent Hearings Panel recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan this week.
A question Charities Services often get asked is "why do charities have to complete an annual return and a performance report? Isn't this doubling up?" It can feel like a duplication of effort, but there are reasons why both must be completed.
Your charity’s performance report is a detailed document about your organisation that contains non-financial information about your activities during the year. It also shows financial information, including notes and policies, and anything else your charity considers useful for the reader.
The annual return form on the other hand, only includes a snippet of the information contained in your performance report. It captures the information that is relevant at a high level, and that is useful for gathering information about the sector and informing policy.
A legal opinion prepared for Community Housing Aotearoa by Wellington barrister and solicitor, Thomas Bennion, says it’s safe to put affordable housing back in the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Here you will find information about tax status for charitable organisations providing community housing. It will provide you information on: income tax exemption and donee status; qualifying for the tax exemption and donee status; and applying for the income tax exemption.
Community housing providers say "key workers" such as nurses and teachers will still be locked out of housing close to their work unless Auckland's new Unitary Plan requires a share of "affordable" housing.
Here's our latest newsletter that looks at: the Auckland Unitary Plan – why it needs to mandate affordable housing, a profile on He Korowai Trust- Bringing heart and home back to the far North, new Government funding focused on supporting better housing outcomes, plus much, much more.