Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Funding To Include Community Housing In Systems Approach

MEDIA RELEASE
Tuesday 25 June, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Funding To Include Community Housing In Systems Approach

The power of Community Housing Aotearoa as a catalyst to drastically increase the supply of adequate, affordable housing for families living in poverty has been recognised by the Peter McKenzie Project of the J R McKenzie Trust.

The Trust - through its Peter McKenzie Project (PMP) - has committed $1M over five years to Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) to help increase the delivery of healthy housing for low income earners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

“This funding will ensure CHA can assist the Government to create a well-functioning housing system,” explains CHA Chief Executive Scott Figenshow. “Our primary focus is to build consensus around the policy settings, practices, and resource flows that increase the supply of adequate housing for families living in poverty.”

Currently one in every four children in Aotearoa New Zealand lives in a low-income household where their family and whānau struggle to provide them with the basics needed to allow them to flourish. This number has more than doubled over the past 30 years.

The Peter McKenzie Project (PMP) seeks a country in which all children and families can flourish. It aims to contribute to a significant reduction in the number of children/tamariki, rangatahi/young people, and families and whānau living in hardship and poverty. They fund projects which improve systems that affect the circumstances in which people live.

“Lack of access to warm, safe, dry affordable housing is one of the key drivers of child poverty in New Zealand,” says Mr Figenshow. “CHA will be using the money to directly increase the number of new lower quartile homes built for families.”

Taking a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership approach is vital. This includes community housing providers (CHPs), iwi, local government and the new cross-ministry organisation Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities working in parallel with a focus on adequate housing for all being achieved by 2040 - 200 years on from the signing of the Treaty.

“As Dr Moana Jackson pointed out during his opening keynote at The Shift Aotearoa conference earlier this month in Wellington, the Treaty provides us with the way forward. One that views housing delivery as a true partnership with iwi, recognising the right to shared ownership and the unique connection to whenua,” says Mr Figenshow.

ENDS

Community Housing Aotearoa Background
Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is the peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector. Our 90 provider members house approximately 25,000 people nationally across 13,000 homes. Our 19 partner members include developers, consultants and local councils. 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.
For more information, head to http://communityhousing.org.nz/

Peter McKenzie Project of the J R McKenzie Trust Background
The Peter McKenzie Project (PMP) is utilising a $17m fund to contribute to building an Aotearoa New Zealand where all our children, young people and mokopuna flourish – He oranga tamariki, he oranga whānau, he oranga tāngata. PMP is supporting a small number of big Ideas designed to lead to long-term systemic change, so that systems are better at lifting families from hardship and better at preventing them get into hardship. We are offering funding over a 20-year period so these Ideas can be developed, tested and brought to life. For us, success will mean a better understanding of what works to reduce poverty, and a reduction in the number of children, young people and families living in poverty.
For more information, head to https://jrmckenzie.org.nz/program/peter-mckenzie-project/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Legal Issues: Gordon Campbell On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

Yesterday’s interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public.

Apoparently, the fuel industry is an oligopoly where the Big Three (BP, Mobil and Z) that import 90% of this country’s fuel also control the supply, pricing, profit margins etc etc, from wharf to petrol pump, thereby all but throttling genuine competition at every stage along the way. More>>

 

Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>

ALSO:

Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>

ALSO:

Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>

ALSO:

Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>

ALSO:

Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>

PM's Post-Cab: Bad Mail

Cabinet was updated on the process around prisoners sending mail, following the accused Christchurch gunman sending letters that "should have been stopped". All mail of "high concern prisoners" will now be checked by a specialist team and a changes to the legal criteria for witholding mail are expecting to go to a cabinet committee in this parliamentary session. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels