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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  /  No Comments

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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Mixed views on Christchurch stock transfer – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mixed views on Christchurch stock transfer – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) says the shortlisting of consortia is the expected next step in seeing state housing in Christchurch transferred to a new provider, yet the process remains fraught. CHA Chief Executive, Scott Figenshow, says all three of the shortlisted consortia include New Zealand registered community housing providers, a notable change from previous announcements. […]

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Shifting the needle to grow social housing as fast as Australia – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Shifting the needle to grow social housing as fast as Australia – Community Housing Aotearoa

It’s not often New Zealand looks to Australia for advice, but when it comes to social housing, the Aussies can tell us how to get more houses built, faster. Mike Myers, a key figure in Australia’s social housing sector, is in Wellington to talk to New Zealand’s community housing providers about how to go from […]

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US expert on ending homelessness points to lessons learnt – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on US expert on ending homelessness points to lessons learnt – Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand can benefit from lessons learnt in the United States, where homelessness is reducing, a US expert says. According to the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development homelessness in the US reduced by a total of 10% between 2009 and 2015 with chronic homelessness down by 22%. The head of the US National […]

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Housing debate puts politicians under the pump – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Housing debate puts politicians under the pump – Community Housing Aotearoa

The first debate of the election year will ask political parties what they are doing to ensure all New Zealanders live in warm, dry, affordable homes. Hosted by Community Housing Aotearoa, Te Matapihi, The Salvation Army, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, Platform and Prefab NZ, the debate will focus on what is required to […]

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Conference focused on moving needle to end housing crisis – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Conference focused on moving needle to end housing crisis – Community Housing Aotearoa

Ending homelessness and ensuring all New Zealanders are well housed are among the topics being put under the spotlight at the upcoming Community Housing Aotearoa IMPACT conference. More than 200 people from community and social housing, the development community, government and local government will be attending the 2017 CHA IMPACT conference, which is being held […]

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Auckland renters threatened with more rent increases – 2017 will snap many NZers

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

We require new law cementing in long term tenancies with rent controls and the promotion of ‘ethical landlords’, people who refuse to squeeze every last drop of money out of their tenants for needless greed.

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Make adequate funding available for affordable housing say community housing providers

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Community housing groups are saying that desperately needed social housing in New Zealand must be delivered by both Housing New Zealand and social housing providers if it is to succeed. Scott Figenshow, CEO for Community House Aotearoa says the sector was pleased that the Prime Minister John Key has said that the Government needs to […]

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