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SHIFT Aotearoa Conference & CHA Engagement Series

Our conference and engagement series is now underway. The SHIFT Aotearoa online conference took place in June and will be followed by an in-person Regional Event Series (July - September) and an in-person national symposium (October).

The Regional Events Series are primarily in-person events that will focus on regional specific issues, research evidence, approaches and policies. Where possible we will be broadcasting these events live. Details of planned regional events will be updated regularly on our conference website.

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

There are simple things we all need to keep doing to keep businesses open and avoid more Alert Level changes.

Alert Levels update

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result.

Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.

Resources for Community Housing organisations

Community Housing Aotearoa developed resources to assist providers to safely provide housing services during the initial lockdown periods in 2020. The information is still relevant and is available on our website. The guidance documents contain information, contacts, resources and advice to help you in your day-to-day service delivery and decision-making under the Government’s Level 1 response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge all providers to review the resources to ensure your residents, staff and visitors have information available to maintain their health and safety.

If you have a project currently under construction, you can refer to the Building and Construction Sector guidance on the Building Performance website for how to work at different Covid-19 Alert Levels.

Community Housing Case Studies

Community housing partnership in South Auckland gets more Kiwis into new homes

A new Auckland housing development is an example of how private interests can work with public good to help get New Zealanders from all walks of life into warm, safe, secure homes.

Wattle Park, a greenfield development of 112 brand new homes on Mahia Rd in Manurewa, was officially blessed at dawn on 4th September 2020. Wattle Park is a mixed-tenure residential subdivision, consisting of 53 houses owned and or leased by community housing providers (CHPs) Accessible Properties, Penina Health Trust, and Emerge Aotearoa, alongside private properties, and houses built for the Government’s KiwiBuild programme.

Click here to view the Mahia Road case study.

Partnerships enabling new Community Housing options, The Salvation Army has built 118 new warm, dry, affordable community houses in partnership with the government and financed through Community Finance, an intermediary offering an innovative impact investment model to ethical investors.

Click here to view the Salvation Army case study.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is working hard to house its whānau

Tāmaki Makaurau hapū Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is finding that managing whānau housing issues within the whānau is one of the benefits of being a community housing provider.

Click here to view the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei case study.

Abbeyfield Case Study

Abbeyfield House model meets a growing need. Decreasing rates of home ownership and an aging population are highlighting the need for more affordable accommodation for retirees across New Zealand, a need Abbeyfield New Zealand is doing its best to meet.

Click here to view the Abbeyfield case study.

Susan Jenkins Video

Discusses the work of Abbeyfield New Zealand in providing affordable homes offering companionship and support for seniors. See here for the full video.

CNSST Case Study

Government partnerships with established Community Housing Providers are a value-for-money approach to ensure people in need get the right sort of help, says Don Wang, Social Housing Manager for CNSST Foundation

Click here to view CNSST case study.

Ōtautahi Case Study

Support from Christchurch City Council is enabling the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) to extend its provision of much-needed community housing, says Trust chief executive Cate Kearney. Kearney says the Trust's new Tiwaiwaka Lane development demonstrates what can be achieved when organisations such as hers are given sufficient financial backing.

Click here to view OCHT case study.

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