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Auditor-General report on social housing

​The Auditor-General published a report today looking at how well Housing New Zealand uses information to meet the needs of its tenants in its management of tenancies, maintenance of houses, and management and investment in new and existing housing.

Partitions and units may deliver more homes

More prefabricated units and partitions in existing homes may help with the housing crisis a research group says. Partitioning existing houses would deliver up to 180,000 new dwellings according to research by the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment. The director of the centre, Dr Kay Saville-Smith, said 12 per cent of New Zealand's housing stock was under-used and she estimated 45,000 homes in Auckland could be partitioned.

Bay of Plenty SmartGrowth report on housing need

​Research carried out by CHA business unit, Community Housing Solutions Ltd, on housing demand and affordability in the Western Bay has painted a picture of declining home ownership, hardship and a rising demand for rentals by couples and people living alone. A housing action plan has been pledged after the study revealed that nearly half of Tauranga's householders would be living in rentals within the next 30 years.

2.2 million households expected by 2038

New Zealand is projected to have over 2.2 million households in 2038, 500,000 more than now, Statistics New Zealand said today. According to the medium projection, the country will have more households in every region, city, and in most districts.

CHA 24 October community housing sector seminar

Community Housing sector leaders met on 24 October 2017 to build consensus on the settings that would increase supply of social and affordable housing and working toward ‘all New Zealanders well-housed by 2030’.

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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 18 August 2021

Community Housing Aotearoa COVID-19 Update, Message from CHA's Chief Executive, CHA's support for members, Sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation. Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 18...

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...


CHA submission on residential tenancies regulations

This submission reinforced CHA’s previous submission last month on RTA amendment Bill with the following key points: The proposed regulations, whilst a step in the right direction, do not take advantage of the opportunity to address shortcomings that have permitted a...

CHA comments on the Residential Tenancies Ammendment Bill

CHA believes that the ammendments are better than the status quo but do not go far enough. Read our submission here. And our press release here A number of research papers have been written that support the sector's call for a Housing Warrant of Fitness that are worth...

Transaction Unit market sounding process

The feedback suggests substantial further work is required in order to ensure that stock transfers deliver on the aims expressed for the transfers, in particular their potential for better outcomes for families, communities and taxpayers. CHA has discussed its...


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MSD Housing Quarterly Report: September 2017

Read the report here: Housing-Quarterly-Report-Sep2017.pdf Key facts - September overview ·For the September quarter MSD has spent $563 million on housing support. This year MSD will spend around $2.3 billion on providing New Zealanders with housing support ranging...

CHA 24 October community housing sector seminar

We heard from Alan Johnson, Salvation Army Social Policy and Research Unit, on the Taking Stock report he produced earlier in the year, with discussion facilitated by Kay Saville-Smith of CRESA. Consensus was reached on the goal and the settings necessary to build the...

​Housing Affordability Taskforce Report released

DEBBIE JAMIESON/STUFF Members of the Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce presenting their recommendations: chairman John MacDonald, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust executive officer Julie Scott, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult,...

Report on meeting with Hon Alfred Ngaro and ACHPN network

Following the workshop a paper was produced by the Network listing all the issues, barriers and possible solutions identified. This document is a refinement of that paper. At their May meeting the ACHPN considered the long-list of ideas brainstormed at the workshop...


​It’s renters versus the rest

The survey of 1450 respondents, conducted by research company Buzz Channel, is the third undertaken by HRV to gain an insight into issues facing New Zealanders in their homes.Charles Crothers, Professor of Sociology at AUT, says a major issue highlighted in the survey...

AA home insurance survey has some interesting findings

“Landlords will be reassured to find there’s a gap between what they’re most concerned about, and the types of claims we see most often; accidents that can happen in any home,” says Amelia Macandrew, Customer Relations Manager at AA Insurance. “However, while...

Massey University Housing Affordability report June 2016

The NZ median house price in May last year was $460,000 and even though a year later this increased by $46,000, actual affordability improved by 6%. The region that shows a noteworthy annual and quarterly decline in affordability is Central Otago Lakes (19.6% and...

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,...

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