Posts Tagged ‘Social Housing’

Compassion Housing welcomed to the Horowhenua Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
compasssion housing

Compassion Housing is taking on the Community Housing portfolio in Horowhenua. All existing local tenancy agreements will remain in place. Residents will now receive an increased level of service aimed both at improving well-being and decreasing isolation. Sister Margaret Anne Mills, the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Compassion, says they are committed to Levin, Read more

Sale of pensioner housing to a Catholic charity/corporate partnership opposed Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Labour party leader Andrew Little has added his voice to the Horowhenua District Council’s plans to sell its  115 pensioner housing units to Compassion Horowhenua Speaking to NZME’s Sadie Beckman ahead of a meeting in Levin last Friday, Little said he had noticed that the proposed purchaser of the housing was not just a charity, Read more

Social housing queue slower for Northern Ireland’s Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Accessing social housing takes Catholics in Northern Ireland six months longer than Protestants, a newly released study  says. Where Protestants wait about nine months to be placed in social housing, Catholics wait 15 months on average, the report from the Equality Commission says. The report – ‘Statement on Key Inequalities in Housing and Communities in Read more

Church leaders discuss concerns with the Prime Minister Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
church leaders

Cardinal John Dew was one of a group of church leaders who met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment. Their views are influenced by the experience of their church congregations and church based social agencies in most New Zealand communities. Read more

Is it possible to save Liston Village? Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Puketapapa Local Board has hired an engineering and design consultancy firm, Harrison Grierson, to investigate partial preservation or re-development of the Liston Village. Harrison Grierson have proposed nine options. Many of the proposed options indicate room for expansion and the development of new one and two-bedroom units. The 25-unit village was established in 1984 for people over 60 on low Read more

Budget: Inadequate response to affordable housing problem Comments 2

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Two Catholic agencies have have welcomed more funding for emergency housing in the 2016 Budget. However they say little has been done to address the urgent need for more long-term secure and affordable housing. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Caritas says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes. Of the announced $258 Read more

New rental housing legislation; tenants could be exploited Comments 0

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Tenants could be exploited under proposed laws requiring rentals to be insulated and have smoke alarms, Catholic advocacy and aid agency Caritas Aotearoa says. Under the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, (RTA) ceiling and underfloor insulation will need to be retrofitted in social housing by July, and in all other rental homes by July 2019. It Read more

Salvation Army calls for law to ensure housing for children Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Salvation Army’s latest report, Invisible in the SuperCity, was triggered by staff seeing many working families left homeless because their wages couldn’t pay for housing Pauline’s story Pauline has three young children and a baby due in two months. Their rent became too high for her husband’s wages, and the family were left couch-surfing Read more

Salvation Army rubbishes new social housing rules Comments 1

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Salvation Army has slammed the Government for a “harsh” new housing policy it says will do nothing to fix the shortage of homes. Major Campbell Roberts, the Salvation Army’s director of social policy, described new rules that would take applicants off the waiting list for three months if they decline a property as “harsh”. Read more

Auckland Council still intend to demolish Liston Village Comments 1

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Auckland Council says it is locked into a sale and purchase agreement made by the former Auckland City Council to purchase Liston Village from and the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. The deal involves progressively buying the Liston Village from the Catholic Church as units are vacated, expanding Monte Cecilia Park and rebuilding the Monte Read more