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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 >>

Conference focuses on solutions to the housing crisis

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

It’s time for housing reforms to kick into gear, and the community housing sector is ready and waiting to deliver, Community Housing Aotearoa says. More >>

Conference addresses the challenge of housing for the needy

Monday, 23 June 2014, 10:35 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Conference addresses the challenge of housing for needy New Zealanders The challenge of how to provide community housing for New Zealanders in most need will be under the spotlight in Nelson next week (July 3). About 150 delegates from the sector will ... More >>

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes tax solution

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:52 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The community housing sector is pleased that the Government is seeking a permanent solution to a tax issue that penalises member organisations when they help families buy homes. The Government has introduced a bill to reverse a decision by the Charities ... More >>

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes new housing entity

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 12:29 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says it is relieved and delighted that the government is fuelling the tank of the housing reforms which are much needed to address New Zealand’s housing needs. More >>

Stock Transfers - A Way Forward for 20% of State Housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:45 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa together with the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network and Te Matapihi have released a proposal calling for the establishment of an independent negotiating partner to facilitate the transfer of up to 20% of state ... More >>

Community Housing Provider Regulations- a mixed bag

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:10 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) has reviewed the long-awaited regulations for Community Housing Providers that were published in the NZ Gazette on 10 April. More >>

Extend the Social Housing Fund To 20% by 2020

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 2:21 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa’s Knowledge Base project has completed a survey of its 65 members which confirming that 21 developments across New Zealand totalling 420 new social and affordable homes are ready to proceed, yet an additional $46M is needed ... More >>

 

 

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