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CHA Welcomes The Update Of The Public Housing Plan And Urges The Government To Redouble NZ’s Response To Housing Crisis.

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 3:01 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Peak housing body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) welcomes the updated Public Housing Plan announced today by Minister Woods, and the commitment by this Government to fix New Zealand’s housing crisis. The 8,000 additional homes are a significant ... More >>

ACC Investment An Endorsement For Community Housing Sector

Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:02 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The community housing sector hopes the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)’s involvement in a new partnership to fund, build and manage 100 new homes will encourage other investors to back community housing initiatives. ACC announced today that it ... More >>

Cross-party Support For Community Housing Providers Welcomed

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 10:41 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Cross-party backing for community-led initiatives to solve New Zealand’s housing crisis has been welcomed by Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Chair Bernie Smith. Mr Smith said he was pleasantly surprised by the broad support community housing ... More >>

Government Support For Community-based Initiatives Best Way To Boost Home Ownership

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:41 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Partnerships between Community Housing Providers and government are the most effective way to get Kiwi families into a place of their own, says Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Deputy CEO Chris Glaudel. Housing Minister Megan Woods today announced the ... More >>

Homelessness Pandemic Response Highlights Importance Of Good Homes

Friday, 22 May 2020, 3:23 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

“Community housing providers and other front-line organisations have done an amazing job of finding homes for people during New Zealand’s Level 4 pandemic lockdown,” says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa. He was commenting ... More >>

Damp Housing Stats Highlight Need For Greater Supply Of Good Homes

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 3:04 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The latest statistics on damp houses highlight the need for permanent, affordable homes that are warm, dry and good to live in – and available to all New Zealanders, says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa. He was commenting ... More >>

The Shift Aotearoa On LVR Loosening

Monday, 4 May 2020, 6:50 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Last week the Reserve Bank removed the LVR restrictions for an initial 12 month period. The reasons were three-fold: to utilise the counter-cyclical nature of the LVR restrictions (ie, to stimulate the economy), to avoid confusion for banks extending ... More >>

Community Housing Providers Welcome Government Funding To Keep Vulnerable People Housed

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 1:01 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing providers are welcoming the Government’s funding boost for homelessness as a key part of an affordable housing-led economic recovery. “Providing permanent homes that people can afford is the right thing to focus on as New Zealand restarts ... More >>

Video Case Studies By Community Housing Providers Show The Difference Having A Good Home Makes

Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:27 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

“They’re breathing life back into us, filling our lungs with air”: video case studies show how good, affordable homes give people hope, connection and stability From life in an airless basement to being able to watch the sunset through a window ... More >>

UN Visit Identifies Actions For New Zealand To Address Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 3:42 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

“The visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing has reinforced the need to view good, affordable homes as a fundamental human right – and highlighted what needs to happen to ensure all New Zealanders are well-housed,” says Scott ... More >>

Government Homelessness Announcement Is The Turning Point We’ve Been Waiting For

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:52 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing providers are welcoming the Government’s announcement of a homelessness action plan backed by $300 million of extra funding. “In 10 years’ time New Zealand will look back on this announcement as a turning point in how we bring an end to ... More >>

UN visit underscores importance of good homes as basic right

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:09 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

“Next week’s visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing is an opportunity to take a no-holds-barred look at New Zealand’s housing crisis to see if we’re doing enough to provide good, affordable homes for all New Zealanders,” ... More >>

Good homes essential to addressing child poverty

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:46 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

“The fact so many families are struggling to pay the rent and put food on the table must be addressed urgently if we’re to provide the foundations for a good life for the next generation of New Zealanders,” says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive ... More >>

Infrastructure funding welcomed

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:38 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing providers are welcoming the Government’s announcement of new funding for essential infrastructure. More >>

Community housing sector welcomes low-cost funding option

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:14 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is welcoming the arrival of a low-cost funding avenue for community organisations working to provide good homes for New Zealanders. More >>

Genuinely affordable homes are the answer to housing crisis

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 10:53 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

“Putting families into motels is a temporary fix for desperate situations, rather than a sustainable solution to problems of poverty and homelessness,” says Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa. He was commenting on media ... More >>

New hope for Kiwi families

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says the Government’s new approach to home ownership is a win for the many thousands of New Zealanders seeking an affordable place to call home. More >>

Community housing sector looks forward to innovation

Friday, 28 June 2019, 1:56 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

While welcoming the appointment of new Housing Minister Megan Woods as part of an expanded team of Ministers addressing the housing crisis, Community Housing Aotearoa hopes that the rhetoric will now be backed up with practical action. More >>

Funding To Include Community Housing In Systems Approach

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 1:41 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

The power of Community Housing Aotearoa as a catalyst to drastically increase the supply of adequate, affordable housing for families living in poverty has been recognised by the Peter McKenzie Project of the J R McKenzie Trust. More >>

Delivering Homes and Kāinga For All New Zealanders

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 11:56 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand is a first world country where every person should have access to a warm, dry, safe place to call home. Sadly, however, statistics show this is not the case. More >>