Social Housing Reform bill passes into law

Feb 22, 2016 | News

Paula Bennett said

“This Bill ensures the Government can be clear and transparent in transferring HNZ properties to the community sector. Combined with the guaranteed income stream through the Income Related Rent Subsidy, transferring properties gives them capital and an asset that they can use to further grow.”

The Government is committed to transferring between 1,000-2,000 properties to registered Community Housing Providers this year.

Read Paula Bennett’s press release here.

Radio New Zealand talked to some of the opposition MP’s about the passing of this bill. The bill passed by 63 votes to 56, with National, the Maori Party, Act and United Future in favour and Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First against.

You can read this news item here.

Recent articles

Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

Case Studies

Media Releases






CHA 2022 Annual Report and Audited Accounts

What a year for our Community Housing Aotearoa Ngā Wharerau o Aotearoa team. Our Annual Report highlights our service delivery, including: - 16 submissions to central and local government. - 30 trainings and events delivered on topics ranging from public health...


Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

Follow On