CHA welcomes collaboration


Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) welcomes Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford’s call to sit down with the community housing sector and agree a multi-year plan for growing the sector in an ambitious and sustainable way.

“We commend Minister Twyford’s vision and commitment to a true partnership with the community housing sector,” Community Housing Aotearoa chief executive Scott Figenshow says.

“Our 110 members will be very heartened to hear the Minister’s commitment to negotiate a multi-year plan that is both ambitious and sustainable.

“We are supportive of a collaborative environment, and welcome a shift from the quasi-market situation that has pitted provider against provider, and has held back the delivery of genuinely affordable housing across the housing continuum.

“The community housing sector’s strong and stable track record in delivering over 13,000 quality homes and the right services is a base of success we are chomping at the bit to build upon.

“The Minister’s commitment to improving rental housing, as demonstrated in the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill and the review to modernise the Residential Tenancies Act and strengthen security of tenure, are welcome news to renters.

“We look forward to sitting down with Minister Twyford, sector leaders, and colleagues at the MBIE and Ministry of Social Development to put a multi-year plan in place as soon as possible,” Mr Figenshow says.

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