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New Ministry of Housing and Urban Development welcomed – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Ministry of Housing and Urban Development welcomed – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes the announcement of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The new Ministry will provide the coordinated policy advice required to deliver better housing outcomes. We think this will contribute to our sector’s vision of all New Zealanders well-housed. CEO Scott Figenshow says “We expect this will enable government to […]

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Government investment endorses community housing approach – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government investment endorses community housing approach – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is welcoming the Government’s continued commitment to an approach which puts permanent housing at the centre of curbing chronic homelessness. CEO Scott Figenshow says the investment is also recognition that the community housing leaders have been on the right track, with the sector leading the charge with the Housing First approach. “We […]

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Govt urged to take human rights approach to house building – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Govt urged to take human rights approach to house building – Community Housing Aotearoa

Government urged to take a human rights approach to building housing The Government can save months of work and duplication by using the community housing sector’s blueprint for a new national housing strategy, Community Housing Aotearoa says. Community Housing Aotearoa, the representative body for New Zealand’s community housing sector, welcomes the Government’s Housing Stocktake Report […]

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True Collaboration: Partnerships for the future of housing – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on True Collaboration: Partnerships for the future of housing – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford’s call to sit down with the community housing sector and agree a multi-year plan for how we can work together to grow the sector in a way that is both ambitious and sustainable. “We welcome today’s speech by Minister Twyford. We commend him […]

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Community housing sector welcomes new data on social housing

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Community Housing Aotearoa say it is pleased to see the Ministry of Social Development continue to publish informative data on social housing but is concerned that the level of social housing need continues to increase. ”Yesterday’s release shows that the Ministry of Social Development is continuing progress toward more open and transparent information sharing,” says […]

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Housing Crisis: Shamubeel Eaqub is angry – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  July 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  6 Comments

Economist, author, and commentator Shamubeel Eaqub says he’s angry we’re building housing for the landed gentry and not enough affordable housing. The housing crisis has been building for decades, and it’s only going to get bigger over time if we don’t take action. At the recent Community Housing Aotearoa IMPACT conference, Shamubeel talked about what […]

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Inclusionary zoning key to affordable housing in Queenstown – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  July 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Inclusionary zoning has been the key to success in providing affordable housing in Queenstown, according to Executive Officer Julie Scott of Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust. Under the Queenstown Lakes planning process, a developer who applies to rezone a rural area to an urban zone must allocate 5% of the land to the Trust which […]

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