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Christmas message sent to Housing Ministers

CHA Media Release – 15 December 2011

Christmas message sent to Housing Ministers

Returning Minister of Housing Phil Heatley and new Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia have been sent a special Christmas ‘wish list’ from supporters of Community Housing Aotearoa.

“Community Housing Aotearoa has been collecting a number of messages from our members and wider network of supporters to pass on to Ministers in a Christmas letter – with most of those messages focused on housing affordability,” says Community Housing Aotearoa’s Executive Officer David McCartney.

“One of the key messages that we have relayed on to the Ministers is a call for their continued support to enable a much-needed increase in affordable housing of the type provided by community and social housing organisations.

“This is a timely message to be delivering given the expected release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Housing Affordability is due to be released this Friday, 16 December. The role that community and social housing organisations play in ensuring an affordable supply of housing is sure to be a key element in that report,” says Community Housing Aotearoa’s Executive Officer David McCartney.

Contributions featured in the Community Housing Christmas Letter are from a variety of housing providers and supporting organisations, including the Victoria Trust, Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust, Abbeyfield New Zealand, the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust, Wellington’s Downtown Community Ministry, the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and NZ Council of Christian Social Services.

The contribution from Timaru’s Victoria Trust set out a wish for a “social housing cake” free of stigma and discrimination. The ingredients of the cake would be equality, understanding, assistance and certainty.

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