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About Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is the peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector. Our 80 provider members house approximately 25,000 people nationally across 13,000 houses. Our 24 partner members include developers, consultants and local councils.

Our Vision is to make sure every New Zealander is well-housed in a warm, safe, dry and affordable home. This is a basic human right.

We work to support the growth and development of community housing providers to enable them to provide affordable and social housing.

We want to demonstrate that community housing is a critical element alongside private and government owned housing. No one can do it alone.

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Community Housing Aotearoa aims to:

  1. be the voice of the community housing sector
  2. build capacity and foster collaboration
  3. promote best practice in housing policy
  4. champion quality and excellence.
CHA members include full members: community groups, housing trusts, Māori and Pacifica housing providers and tenancy services; and partner members: local authorities, private developers and private housing businesses, who are delivering community housing solutions through-out New Zealand. More on membership here.

CHA has a close relationship with Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mo te Iwi Trust, the peak body for Māori housing providers. We work closely to deliver support and provide peak body services to New Zealand's community housing sector.

Our 2017 annual report is online here.


CHA Constitution (PDF 323k) 2015/2016 Annual Report (PDF 5,692k)