A responsive housing system – Meeting housing needs across the continuum and retaining investment to benefit communities across generations.
Increased supply of adequate homes – Increased rental and ownership choices where housing costs are around 30% of household income and where community housing plays an important role in ‘All New Zealanders well-housed.’
Quality Providers Delivering Better Resident and Community Outcomes – Community Housing Providers are delivering quality services against benchmarked practice, working in partnership with residents to create sustainable, flourishing communities.
A Vision for NZ
From emergency housing to housing organisations in your community we are making a difference to address New Zealand's housing situation. Find out more about our members.
Community Housing Aotearoa is the peak body in this sector providing support and resources and you can find our best practice guide and the supply survey here.
Many more New Zealanders need homes and the community housing sector has a plan - Our Place - with a goal of 85,000 more affordable and 15,000 more social homes provided by 2030.
We want to know that all New Zealanders are well-housed and living in homes that are: habitable, affordable, accessible, secure and culturally appropriate.
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We Believe Video Release 30 May 2019
19 Feb 2020
MEDIA RELEASE - UN visit identifies actions for New Zealand to address housing crisis
"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 Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa.
UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha has been in New Zealand since 10 February to gather information and insights into how the human right to housing is being realised in New Zealand. She has released a preliminary summary of her findings and recommendations (Ms Farha’s media release and end-of-mission statement is available at https://www.hrc.co.nz/news/new-zealandhousing-crisis-requires-bold-human-rights-response-says-un-expert/). A comprehensive report of the visit will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2021.
17 Feb 2020
CHA Newsletter 17 February 2020
CHA Newsletter 17 February 2020, Government homelessness announcement, Visit by UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, CHA submission on the draft Urban Development Bill, CHRA: Financial viability review, How to use Homestar and HomeFit in your work, Your Community Housing Networks, Come @ us!, IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, Housing hui for people with disabilities, their whānau and caregivers, The Australasian Housing Institute - Workshops 2020, Housing First Partners conference March 2020, Property Council conference March 2020, KĀINGA 2020 – the Auckland Māori Housing Summit, NZGBC Housing Summit May 2020, National Māori Housing Conference May 2020, AHI Housing First Finland study tour May 2020, LGNZ annual conference July 2020.
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