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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 >>

Housing Reform Bill and Community Housing Providers

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 12:44 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is cautiously optimistic about the Government's multiple announcements on the passage of the Housing Reform Bill and the introduction of legislation to give community housing providers and donors certainty that assisting low income ... More >>

Community Housing Peak Body applauds Auckland Accord

Monday, 13 May 2013, 11:46 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

The community housing sector faces a new era of opportunity and is ready to pick up the challenge presented by the Auckland Accord. Community Housing Trusts leverage resources not available to the private sector alone, and provide the ability to retain ... More >>

Community Scoop Op-Ed : Government and NGO partnerships

Friday, 19 April 2013, 10:32 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

NGOs have the capacity to innovate and adapt more quickly than Government and this can be a threat to ministries. If, however, Government and NGOs are working together and sharing their knowledge and skills, New Zealand as a whole can benefit. NGOs ... More >>

Milestone event for community housing organisations

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:53 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) are pleased to announce that the first accreditation of a community housing organisation has been achieved. The successful organisation, Community of Refuge Trust (CORT), gained accreditation through Te Wana's Quality ... More >>

Housing train leaves the station – but not enough carriages

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 11:50 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand’s representative organisation for the not-for-profit housing sector, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), is encouraged by yesterday’s announcement of the allocation of the Government's $37.35 million social housing fund, but also notes ... More >>

Maori Housing Conference in Bay of Islands

Monday, 26 March 2012, 2:09 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Ministers Phil Heatley and Pita Sharples will open the 2012 National Maori Housing Conference today in the Bay of Islands (Copthorne Paihia). More >>

Neighbours Day supported by Community Housing Aotearoa

Friday, 23 March 2012, 12:14 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The growing celebration of an annual Neighbours Day - taking place this weekend around New Zealand - is a great way to look beyond the houses we live in to the people we live next door to, says Community Housing Aotearoa. More >>

 

 

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