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MSD quarterly report December 2017

The latest Housing Quarterly Report December 2017, that includes the latest figures for the Social Housing Register and an overview of MSD’s housing support, has been published.

SmartGrowth – Housing Need and Demand Report

The SmartGrowth Housing Need and Demand report was prepared for SmartGrowth Bay of Plenty Partnership, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, and Bay Trust by Community Housing Solutions.

A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

​Today Minister Tywford released ‘A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing’, an independent report that examines our housing system. It confirms what we expected – our housing system is failing many New Zealanders – and reveals the true extent of hidden homelessness.

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.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 13 June 2022

Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing, The Shift Directives - Leilani Farha, IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, National Volunteer Week, Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) | MSD Training Series - Session 3: Emergency Housing, Community Housing Aotearoa...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022, 2022 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open for nominations, Community Finance takes out Innovation in Finance award, Budget 2022 panel discussion, Two new Pacific roles at CHA, NRHCC - winter wellness and...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 17 May 2022

Māori, Pacific needs left out of one size fits all approach to high-density developments, HUD and CHA Online Engagement on draft Public Housing Design Guidelines, In the News, RESOURCES, 2022 updates to healthy homes standards regulations take effect today,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Human Rights Commission releases troubling indicators on habitability, COVID-19 RESPONSE, First funds released from council housing reserve, Seven-point plan released to tackle cost of living, Community Finance nominated for top industry award, In the News, Events,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 19 April 2022

Haere rā to Brennan Rigby, Manager of Systems Shift, And the Supreme Business Excellence Award goes to…, CHA and Community Finance highlighted as leading housing systems change, Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards finalised, Practical Actions on Climate Change,...


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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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...

Report from Auckland Housing Summit

A wide range of innovative concepts were presented in the report but it was clear that all sectors identified the need for a comprehensive approach and a plan with targets and accountabilities. Better quality data, clear benchmarking and reporting shared amongst...


Number of housing consents doubled but is it enough?

The highest number on record was in the June 1974 year, when 13 new homes were consented for every thousand residents (compared with an average of nine for the decade). In the year ended June 2016, the regions that consented the most new homes per thousand residents...

Severe housing deprivation in Aotearoa/New Zealand 2001-2013

“In 2013, more than half (52 per cent) of homeless adults were working, studying, or both, up from 49 per cent in 2006,” Dr Amore says.Read the press release here. The key findings in this research show: ·The severely housing deprived or 'homeless' population has...

​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...

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