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06 Apr 2020
CHA Newsletter 6 April 2020CHA Newsletter 6 April 2020, Progress on sector issues, Upcoming meetings for community housing providers, All of Government Welfare Factsheet, Free webinar on outbound calling, MSD guidance for foodbanks and community food services, How is your organisation maintaining services? HUD update on role and work, Kay Saville-Smith takes up HUD role, Housing in the recovery: Advancing your 'Shovel Ready' developments.
01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Community Housing Sector Update 1 April 2020Covid-19 Community Housing Sector Update 1 April 2020, April 1 MSD Guidance: Pausing Non-Essential Placements in Transitional and Public Housing, Support for community housing providers, Website offering support, and info about food banks, CHA's role during the pandemic, Issues requiring clarification, Praise for providers' efforts during this difficult time, Government protections for tenants,
Covid-19: Information for community housing providers, Importance of having a home, Interview with economist Shamubeel Eaqub,
Housing in the recovery, Free job listings, News.
26 Mar 2020
COVID-19 Sector Update 26 March 2020'Letter of proof' for your organisation as an essential service, Issues requiring clarification, Government protections for tenants, Information about financial services continuing to operate, Covid-19: Information for community housing providers, News.
23 Mar 2020
COVID-19 Sector Update 23 March 2020Covid-19 Sector Update 23 March 2020, Further economic relief measures as country moves to higher alert level, Clarification of 'Essential Services' and Letter to Ministries on Covid-19, Covid-19: Information for community housing providers.
23 Mar 2020
CHA letter to MHUD and MSD re Covid-19 ResponseCommunity Housing Aotearoa letter to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Ministry of Social Development. CHA urged the ministries to seek bold action to prevent an increase in homelessness by putting a freeze on evictions from rental housing and by reducing or suspending mortgage payments for home owners. In addition, we raised issues we heard from providers on contract flexibility and support for service provision.
18 Mar 2020
Covid-19 Sector UpdateCovid-19 Sector Update, CHA's support for members, Sharing ideas and issues, Ministry of Health information and advice, Government support for your organisation, Other resources.
16 Mar 2020
CHA Newsletter 16 March 2020CHA Newsletter 16 March 2020, COVID-19 information, The anniversary of Christchurch terror attacks, CHP Profile: Bays Community Housing Trust, Your Community Housing Networks, Case study videos: stories with heart, Universal design in practice, Research highlights housing pressures in Lower Hutt, Local government pathfinder for affordable housing, Have your say: state of the community and voluntary sector, Come @ us! IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, 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, National Homelessness Conference 2020.
03 Mar 2020
CHA Newsletter 3 March 2020COVID-19 information, CHP contribution to addressing housing human rights crisis, Our members making a difference: Video case studies released, CORT opens affordable housing development, CEO and Housing Leaders Forum, Responding to the urgency of NZ's housing crisis for Māori with innovation and courage, Insurance for leased properties reminder, Sustaining Tenancies - Invitation to Partner, Your Community Housing Networks, Come @ us! IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, 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, National Homelessness Conference 2020.
02 Mar 2020
MEDIA RELEASE“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 and enjoy a cup of tea with neighbours – a set of videos released today by community housing providers shows the difference having a good home makes.
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.