25 February 2019
Healthy Homes Standards welcomed by not-for-profit housing sector
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) supports the recently released Healthy Homes Standards.
Not-for-profit Community Housing Providers have been reinvesting surpluses into maintaining their stock of affordable
homes. “The new standards simply bring the rest of the rental stock up to the standard that our sector has been working
towards,” says CHA CEO Scott Figenshow.
“There will likely be a limited number of affordable rental homes where retrofits will be required – largely around the
requirement for a ventilation fan in the bathroom, which is achievable within the timeframes.”
The not-for-profit community housing sector retains rental housing for the public good and provides innovative tenure
and ownership solutions, meeting diverse family needs. We are committed to providing healthy homes in thriving
communities. Funds are retained and re-invested in building more affordable homes.
The Healthy Homes Standards are one part of a well-functioning housing system that involves the public, private and
We believe the Government is trying to develop a functioning housing system that works for all. Community Housing
Providers are committed to supporting those efforts that align with our vision of all New Zealanders well-housed.
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
We work to support the growth and development of community housing providers to enable them to provide affordable and
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.