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Report from Auckland Housing Summit

Establishing an independent not for profit organisation, tasked with solving the City’s housing woes is crucial – and just one of the key actions identified in the first Auckland Housing Summit report.

Report on household incomes in New Zealand

​These pages from " The material wellbeing of NZ households: overview and key findings from​ the 2017 Household Incomes Report and the companion report using non-income measures (the 2017 NIMs Report) ​look at ongoing housing costs and housing quality.

Wellington Mayoral Housing Taskforce report

​​​The Mayor’s Housing Taskforce, an independent, cross sectoral group, was set up in October 2016 by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to ensure critical experience and expertise was utilised to address one of the key strategic issues facing the city.​​ CE of Community Housing Aotearoa, Scott Figenshow, was on this taskforce.

Housing prices relative to consumer prices – an analysis by Brian Easton May 2017

Housing affordability has occupied news headlines in New Zealand for several years now. A range of measures – such as falling home ownership rates, the decreasing number of first home buyers, the prevalence of speculators purchasing housing, and median price to median income ratios – suggest that buying a home has become harder for those not already on the property ladder, especially in Auckland and Queenstown.

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Housing Policies Election 2020

Community Housing Aotearoa has prepared a high level summary of the housing related policies announced in the run up to Election 2020 as of October 5th.Housing Policies Election 2020.pdf


Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 June 2021

SHIFT Aotearoa Conference, Regional Event & Masterclass Series, Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD), Insurance Guidance Note, Release of Interest Limitation Discussion Document, Debt Serviceability Restrictions Added to Policy...


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.

Emergency Housing Funding Review

More information about the review and a link to the survey is available at the following link here. The survey is open until Friday 1 May. MSD is keen to hear from as wide a range of providers as possible so would greatly welcome your participation in this survey and...

Rules Reduction task force

In particular property owners, builders, tradespeople and businesses who have experienced the issues created by irrelevant or unnecessary regulations, can now report these to a Rules Reduction Taskforce which will identify pedantic and unnecessary rules that frustrate...

MSD Purchasing Intentions Feedback

What we have heard from you and relayed to MSD is that greater certainty is required for you to make investment decisions. We conveyed that members are interested in understanding the following: 1. The specific locations where MSD intends to purchase additional social...

Nomination deadline extended for the 2015 AHI Awards!

Excellence in Social Housing Outstanding Achievement Inspirational Team Member Leading Innovation Leading Asset Management Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Leading Housing Development Project Tenant Led Initiative With the extended closing date we are hoping that...


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State of the Nation report February 2017

Here is the report 'Off the Track' February 2017   What the report says on housing     The report finds that housing has become harder to find and less affordable in Auckland, but the situation is more stable elsewhere. The report says Auckland's...

9000+ homes provided by the community housing sector

CHA thanks all the community housing providers who took the time to take part in the survey for the 3rd quarter of 2016. With your help we now have a more accurate view of the sector. This is fantastic news as this data can lead to a more informed purchasing strategy,...

Housing NZ 2016 end of year report

The report states that: “Housing New Zealand maintains a clear focus on meeting our social objectives, while managing a property portfolio that has an investment rationale based around long-term rental sustainability. We continue to earn excellent long-term rental...


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,...

Kiwis paying $1000 more a year to rent

He said Auckland was New Zealand’s most expensive region, with a median rent of $520 per week. “Renting a typical property in Auckland will set you back more than $27,000 a year, that’s up $1,500 since May last year and a hefty $5,000 increase since May 2011.”...

Changes in Maori and Pacific tenure between census 1986 to 2013

Key findings: The proportion of all people in households living in an owner-occupied dwelling fell from 75.2 percent to 63.7 percent between 1986 and 2013, a decline of 15.3 percent. Conversely, the proportion of the population living in dwellings that were not owned...

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