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18 Affordable homes built in SHAs

New data reveals just 18 affordable homes have been built and sold to first home buyers in Auckland’s Special Housing Areas under the retained and relative affordable requirements.

Squeezed out of Auckland’s housing market

It's not just the low paid who are being squeezed out of Auckland's housing market, its affecting middle income earners too. It will now take a typical Auckland couple nearly eight years to save a 20% deposit on their first home, compared to about four years in other main centres, according to Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report.

Cross-party Inquiry into Homelessness releases report

Labour, the Greens and the Maori Party joined forces to hold an inquiry into ending homelessness and released their report today. The Cross-Party Inquiry into Homelessness made a number of recommendations. These include rolling out Housing First as the primary response to severe homelessness; building more affordable homes through an increase in state housing stock, measures such as reducing the cost of building homes and long-term funding for community housing providers to build homes; and creating a national strategy to end homelessness.

Community Housing Aotearoa 30 September , 2016

This newsletter was sent while we were at the National Maori Housing Conference in Tauranga Moana, a fantastic event that five of us from Community Housing Aotearoa attended - we will put a link to the presentations on the website when they're available. Meanwhile in this edition we have: a profile of Monte Cecilia emergency housing trust; a link to CHRA guidance notes, a report on the Housing Data Supply survey and research, news and events.

Speech to the National Maori Housing Conference

Social housing minister, Paula Bennett, spoke today at the National Maori Housing Conference. Here is her speech announcing new emergency housing units in Auckland and the Government's social Housing programme:

Housing older people actually want

Responding to the rising tide of an ageing population KAY SAVILLE-SMITH tells us that older people would like smaller homes and gardens in walkable neighbourhoods, but find it difficult to find smaller suitable homes

Salvation Army seek a Director – social housing

​The National Director, supported by a small team, will be responsible for implementing three key strategic objectives over the next five years – the first is to develop a continuous improvement path of operational excellence; the second is to achieve moderate and sustainable growth with the assistance of government support; and the third is to establish and entrench the “Mission in Place” model into the social housing portfolio.

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Renters getting raw deal from property managers

Consumer NZ head of research Jessica Wilson said tenants who dealt with a property manager were much more likely to report their home lacked adequate heating and had persistent mould. “Compared with private landlords, property managers were also more likely to delay...

​CHA says government needs community input to fix housing

Chief Executive Scott Figenshow today endorsed the United Nation’s report into New Zealand’s progress on housing, which backs a call for a human rights based national housing strategy. Such a strategy would require housing to be affordable, habitable, accessible and...

​ Beneficiaries short changed

“The current costs of living are leaving beneficiaries struggling to pay their rent and feed themselves and their families, and a marginal increase to benefit levels signals the Government has no sense of urgency to put an end to poverty in Aotearoa”, says Ricardo...

Housing Trust to purchase 50 apartments in Frankton

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has confirmed it will purchase 50 apartments within New Ground Capital’s development at Remarkables Park, after obtaining funds from Westpac bank. The one- and two-bedroom apartments are part of New Ground Capital’s...

Public housing for Asian seniors opens in Panmure

The development has been built by the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST), in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE’s Social Housing Fund provided capital funding of more than...

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