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CHA pleased to see progress on state housing transfer

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 1:49 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) says the shortlisting of providers is a step forward in seeing state housing in Tauranga and Invercargill transferred to a new provider. More >>

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 5:23 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. More >>

1970’s regulations not the answer for housing

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:23 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

“You wouldn’t expect to get a warrant of fitness for your car with standards from the 1970’s – so why should we have insulation standards from 1978 to regulate housing when more current and effective standards exist?” Julie Nelson asks. More >>

Greater clarity needed for housing transfers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 4:22 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Media Release Greater clarity needed for housing transfer in Invercargill and Tauranga - CHA The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill ... More >>

NZ housing crisis at critical point, leading economist says

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 10:35 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand is at a turning point in finding a solution to its housing crisis, and the next steps will be critical, economist Shamubeel Eaqub says. More >>

Connecting the dots on community housing

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 1:44 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing providers are converging on Wellington next week to put a plan before the Government to get more Kiwis into warm, dry, affordable homes. More >>

Insulation only half the answer to damp housing problems

Monday, 13 July 2015, 4:28 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The new regulation framework proposed by Government for rental properties is better than the status quo but does not go far enough, says Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), the peak body for the community housing sector, . Director Scott Figenshow says insulation ... More >>

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy?

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:27 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy? The Government’s announcement about tax provisions to remedy issues over the charitable status of community housing providers is causing concern in the sector, according to Scott Figenshow, Director ... More >>

Move for more affordable housing. supported

Monday, 15 June 2015, 4:16 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Leading industry stakeholder groups applaud the government’s announcement to release Auckland land parcels for affordable housing development and encourage stronger leadership to deliver more quality housing more quickly. More >>

Community Housing: Govt needs to step on the accelerator

Friday, 22 May 2015, 1:46 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing organisations say the government’s budget initiatives on housing are too timid – and won’t deliver the results needed. “We need to speed up the stock regeneration process for all areas of the country, and ensure the new rent ... More >>

CHA offers support to TRC on regeneration in Tamaki

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 9:42 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), the peak body for the community housing sector, says moves to transfer Housing New Zealand properties to Tamaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) is a positive step forward in the bid to achieve better outcomes in Tamaki. ... More >>

A Snapshot of the Community Housing Sector

Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:46 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa, established 10 years ago, is the national umbrella group for the community housing sector. We represent 74 members, including councils and not-for-profit organisations who are delivering community housing solutions. More >>

CHA calls for mind shift from government in housing debate

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:48 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

The group representing community housing providers says the government focus needs to shift from asset sales to investment in families and healthy communities. More >>

Housing reforms needed to go further says CHA

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5:21 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Today’s Government announcement on social housing is a step in the right direction but it needed to bolder, according to the group representing community housing providers and its partner Te Matapihi. More >>

Innovative approach to building affordable homes in Auckland

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 9:20 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) says Auckland Council’s decision to support an innovative and proven method of funding to build up to 200 new affordable homes will transform the city. More >>

One down, 12 to go says Community Housing Aotearoa

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:51 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

The Waimahia Inlet is a step in the right direction for community housing to deliver 20% of New Zealand’s social and affordable housing by 2020, says Community Housing Aotearoa. CHA Director Scott Figenshow says the sector has been set a big target ... More >>

Solutions for Dunedin’s rental market

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:21 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is commending Presbyterian Support Otago for shining the spotlight on the deteriorating quality of the private rental market in Dunedin. More >>

Swiss army approach needed for knotty house price problem

Friday, 4 July 2014, 10:18 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand’s over-valued housing market requires major reforms, says NZEIR’s principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub. In a paper just published by the Journal of International Union for Housing Finance, Shamubeel Eaqub says there is no easy fix ... More >>

Government policy barrier to social housing growth

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:28 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Growth in the New Zealand community housing sector is inhibited by the government’s policy of requiring state houses to be purchased by social housing providers, an Australian expert says. Community Housing Federation of Australia executive director ... More >>

Community Housing calls for commitment to investment plan

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 12:03 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says meeting the $5 billion cost of building 15,000 new modern, dry, affordable homes over the next five years is achievable, but will require buy-in from all parties. At its conference in Nelson today (July 3), Director Scott ... More >>

 

 

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