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Doorways To New Future For Community Housing

Published: Tue 15 Mar 2011 09:11 AM
Doorways To New Future For Community Housing
Planning a new future for the non-government community housing sector in New Zealand is the focus of a range of events next week, including:
- *The two-day national conference of Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA)*, *being held in Auckland on Tuesday/ Wednesday 22-23 March, *where there will be an opportunity to:
- Hear from Housing Minister Phil Heatley and Auckland Mayor Len Brown about their views on how community housing organisations can help increase the supply and diversity of available social housing
- Gain lessons from the Australian approach to growing its community housing sector from former Housing New Zealand chief executive Michael Lennon, now the chief executive of Housing Choices Australia
- Focus on potential growth options from an iwi perspective through a presentation by *Jeremy Gardiner, *chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
- Hear about efforts by Habitat for Humanity and other CHA members to aid the Christchurch City recovery
- Tour successful housing projects in Auckland
- *The launch of a nationwide community housing campaign, "Doorways to Community Housing",* including:
- Release of a new publication titled "Doorways" for raising awareness about the role played by community housing as a viable provider of affordable housing options in New Zealand - *preview copies available on request to comms@communityhousing.org.nz *
- A set of poster artwork based around the theme of putting more people into more community based housing
During the week other opportunities to focus on housing include:
- The national forum of the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness on Thursday 24 March, also in Auckland - A visit to New Zealand by Andrew Leach, chief executive of Canada's *Aboriginal Housing* Management Association
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Community Housing Aotearoa
Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa
Community Housing Aotearoa is the peak body for New Zealand's community housing sector. Our 110 members build and manage affordable and social housing.
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.
Community Housing Aotearoa aims to: be the voice of the community housing sector build capacity and foster collaboration promote best practice in housing policy champion quality and excellence.
Contact Community Housing Aotearoa
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Phone:
Physical Address:
Level 1, 203 Willis Street, Wellington
Email:
Postal Address:
PO Box 11543 Wellington 6142

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