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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.

Developer and incoming resident experiences of the establishment phase at Waimahia Inlet

Waimahia Inlet is an affordable housing development located on the edge of the Manukau Harbour, 23km south of the Auckland CBD and 5km southwest of Manukau City centre. On completion, Waimahia Inlet will be Aotearoa’s largest third sector housing development with 295 dwellings, approximately 70% of these being either assisted homeownership or homes retained by community housing providers as affordable rental accommodation.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 August 2021

Message from Chief Executive, Support for Members, CHA Regional Event Series, #right2housing - Episode 2, Community Finance named as finalists at Sustainable Business Awards, Feedback sought on draft strategy and planning policy for housing measures, An update on the...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 16 August 2021

Warm Welcome for CHA's new Chief Executive, CHA Regional Event Series, Masterclass Webinar on Place-based initiatives: Save the Date! Government Reinstates Operating Supplement. On-going Engagement Underway - HRC Framework Guidelines on the #right2housing in Action....

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 3 August 2021

CHA Regional Event Series, Human Rights Commission Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home, Stories of Homelessness: When the Dominoes Start to Fall, Tenancy Management - Code of Practice, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Homestar v5 Events. Community Housing...


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...

Health and Safety Reform Bill

CHA acknowledges that the purpose of this Bill is to ensure that New Zealand significantly improves work place health and safety conditions through a set of world class standards of protection for its citizens. CHA has concerns that the language of the Bill goes too...


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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,...

NZCCSS vulnerability report 2009-2016

“There is a real contradiction in government support and our members’ experience," says Trevor. Work and Income’s Special Needs Grants for food have decreased by 28% from December 2009 to December 2015, but the demand for food parcels has skyrocketed. Housing New...


Auckland housing report released

The report shows Auckland's housing shortage could last for more than a decade and will get worse before it gets better.One scenario shows the shortage in ten years' time may be little changed from today's estimated 15,000 dwellings. Read more about this research here.

Roy Morgan Research poll

The poll conducted on 17 July shows National down 6.5% in the opinion polls and Labour up 6%. According to the poll: “A slowing New Zealand economy (New Zealand’s GDP growth slowed to 0.2% in the March Quarter 2015 – the slowest New Zealand growth in two years) is...

AHURI research paper on stock tranfers in Australia

A key point identified is that public housing transfer proposals in Australia have tended to involve only a very limited amount of prior tenant or community consultation, due to short time frames for program implementation and competitive processes for selection of...

CRESA awarded BRANZ research grant

Effective procurement that maximises productive, sustainable margins to the industry, while delivering fit-for purpose dwellings at an affordable price to the community sector is needed to increase supply. Partnering approaches involving collaborative design, project...

Housing New Zealand Stock Data Available

Information contained in the spreadsheet includes three worksheets of data. The first provides a portfolio overview by geographic areas including number of properties by bedroom, occupied and vacant units, and the average weekly market rent. The second provides...

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