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Disability and housing conditions

Disability and housing conditions: 2013 compares housing characteristics of disabled and non-disabled people living in private dwellings using data from the 2013 New Zealand Disability Survey (NZDS).

Annual rent rises hit low-spending households

Beneficiaries and low-spending households experienced the highest inflation over the past year, Statistics NZ reported. From the December 2015 quarter to the December 2016 quarter their overall costs increased 1.4 percent. This was more than double the rate of inflation experienced by New Zealand's highest spenders (up 0.6 percent).

State of the Nation report February 2017

​The Salvation Army's 10th annual 'state of the nation' report says youth offending and teen pregnancy have more than halved, jobs and real wages are rising, alcohol consumption and drink-driving are falling, and welfare rolls are the lowest since 2007. But it says homelessness "unseen in more than a generation", persistent child poverty and a record imprisonment rate point to the country "heading off the track".

HNZ housing stock transfer in Christchurch

Te Waipounamu community housing network hosted Karen Mitchell, Treasury, and Scott Gallacher, Ministry of Social Development, on 2 February to discuss the market sounding process for the transfer of Housing New Zealand properties in Christchurch.

9000+ homes provided by the community housing sector

We are excited to announce that in the 3rd quarter of 2016 we received information on 9,097 homes provided by the community housing sector. After subtracting out the Tamaki and Christchurch City portfolios, the total is 4,101 which exceeds the previous assessment of 3,681 homes in the 2014 Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA) report.

Research shows New Zealand housing still unaffordable

Several reports have been recently released looking at New Zealand’s housing affordability for home ownership. These are the Massey University Home Affordability report quarterly survey December 2016 and the international Demographia report that shows Auckland is still the fourth most expensive city in the world.

Child Poverty Monitor Technical report 2016

The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor Technical Report provides the fourth consecutive annual report on indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing.

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CHRA Annual Reporting Template CHRA

The timing for submitting a completed copy of the Annual Report Template and reporting documents to CHRA will be affected by the date of your AGM: if this was held between 14 April 2014 and 31 July 2014 - information needs to be to CHRA by 31 August 2014 if it is due...


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Spotlight on homelessness and emergency housing

The article was written by Angie Cairncross, David Zussman and Chris Glaudel from Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) in May 2016 looking at the alarming reality of homelessness and emergency housing in New Zealand. Read the article here: Spotlight on Homelessness...

Building a model for alternative procurement

This is a two-stage project. The first stage report: 'Structuring Options' is available here: CHA Structuring Options (FINAL).pdf The survey of the seven organisations on the CHA Council were thought to represent a range of providers due to being: small or large,...


Research on housing WOF for Wellington and Dunedin

He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme based at the University of Otago, Wellington, has been funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand to study the effects of introducing a rental housing WoF. A rental WoF would require basic standards for...

Homeless baby boomers

The organisation has released new research estimating that by 2030, 200,000 retirement-aged people won't own a house and will be unable to afford rent. Over the next decade, the numbers needing state help to cover their rent was expected to rise considerably: from...

New research on homeless from Citizens Advice Bureau

Their in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. Many...

Invisible in the supercity

"The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity and present Government actions are not delivering sufficient affordable homes,” says the Salvation Army. For families without housing, it is common for them to be homeless for...

South Auckland school researches mould in local houses

The key results from the project 18 out of 22 homes were mouldy, and all had the right temperature and humidity to grow mould; the mould was readily recovered in a form that was likely to cause harm; three different yeasts described as "emerging human pathogens" were...

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