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23 Mar 2021
Housing Acceleration Fund: FactsheetHousing Acceleration Fund: Factsheet
The Housing Acceleration Fund aims to increase the supply of houses and improve affordability for home buyers and renters.
23 Mar 2021
Bright-line test proposed changesProposed extension to 10 years, excluding new builds, and changes to the treatment of times when the property is not the owner's main home.
This fact sheet summarises changes the Government intends to make to the taxation of residential property.
Once legislation is enacted, more details will be available at ird.govt.nz/property
This fact sheet is to inform people making decisions about buying or selling property of the proposed changes and how they might affect them.
23 Mar 2021
Changes to the First Home Loan and GrantChanges to the First Home Loan and Grant
First Home Loans and Grants settings are changing. From 1 April 2021 the income caps will increase and the house price caps will increase in targeted areas.
By increasing the income caps from $130,000 to $150,000, approximately 9,300 additional couples and 3700 additional singles who are currently renting will now newly qualify for the First Home Loan and Grant.
15 Mar 2021
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 15 March 2021Progressive Home Ownership Making Headlines For The Right Reasons, Habitat for Humanity Contracted to Build 33 New Homes Under Progressive Home Ownership, Accessible Properties Get Lifemark® 4-Star Certification For Public Housing Units, Te Puea Memorial Marae Indigenous Homeless Service finalist in 2021 Kiwibank Awards, What Are The On-going Building Lifecycle Costs of a New Building? Government Housing System Settings in Development: Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development and Resource Management Reform, In the News, EVENTS, Webinar on Self-determined Housing Options for Youth Leaving Care, Ngā Kōrero speaker series: Housing and Poverty: Can we fix it? The Changing Environment of Residential Tenancy Law Workshops, AHI Brighter Future Awards, Resources.
09 Mar 2021
CHA PR Habitat for Humanity and PHO 9 March 2021Peak housing body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is celebrating Habitat for Humanity’s partnership with Government under the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme which will see them build 33 new homes across New Zealand in the next 18
Habitat For Humanity and Progressive Home Ownership supply communities with much needed homes.
05 Mar 2021
KiwiBuy EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00AM FRIDAY, 5 MARCHOver 150 new homes are currently under construction or in development by the (New Zealand) Housing Foundation, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and other providers thanks to the Government’s Progressive Home Ownership programme. And the good news is there are a lot more new homes to come.
02 Mar 2021
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 02 March 2021National Māori Housing Conference 'Providing shelter and a foundation for whānau, Mahitahi Kainga Trust Kotukutuku Papakainga Opening, Community Housing Aotearoa - Interview with Newstalk ZB on Public Housing stock, Alert Levels Reimposed, Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 Released, In the News, EVENTS, Upcoming Webinar ‘Self-determined housing options for youth leaving care’ by Brook Turner, Engagement Series for Shift Aotearoa Conference, Resources.
15 Feb 2021
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 15 February 2021Alert Levels Reimposed, Te Matapihi Briefing to Incoming Ministers, Welcome to Community Housing Aotearoa, Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust opens first stage of new development, Official Opening of Mahitahi Kāinga Trust’s Kotukutuku Papakāinga, New Zealand Green Building Council, Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 Released, CHA Media Release on RMA reform announcement, Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 - further changes now in force, The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | issues papers and progress, In the news, EVENTS, Resources.
15 Feb 2021
Constitutional transformation issues paper 1, Feb 2021A discussion paper prepared in advance of The Shift Aotearoa conference 2021 | a project of Community Housing Aotearoa and partners.
15 Feb 2021
Te Matapihi Briefing to Incoming Ministers, January 2021 (FINAL)The catch cry of the Te Matapihi BIM is the need for “More Māori Houses” to help address the housing crisis. In other words, more housing developments led and built by Māori, more whānau supported by Māori into appropriate housing, and more houses owned by Māori.
The BIM contains over 30 recommendations spanning homelessness, public housing and CHPs, home ownership, papakāinga, iwi housing and cross-sectoral issues, including recommendations to:
• Initiate the ‘review and reset’ of government policy committed to by the MAIHI framework
• Dedicate investment to growing Māori CHPs via the Public Housing Plan
• Undertake a comprehensive review of the Kāinga Whenua Loan Scheme with Māori
• Introduce at a national level a mechanism to protect the right of tangata whenua to develop papakāinga housing
• Explore funding models that help to leverage Iwi investment in housing
• Establish a multi-agency panel tasked with increasing Māori housing supply
• Review the government’s Māori housing strategy in co-design with the Māori housing sector
• Revitalise the Māori Housing Act 1935 and expand its scope
• Significantly increase the level of government investment in Māori-led housing solutions.