Posts Tagged ‘Social Housing’

Church asked to identify property that could be used for housing

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
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The Irish Government has asked the Catholic Church to identify property it owns that could be used to tackle the housing crisis. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien made the request to the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, in a recent letter. It comes as work continues to finalise the Government’s Housing Read more

Perfect storm swamping the housing crisis

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The housing crisis is going through a “perfect storm” and is likely to worsen over the next year, a post-election briefing to the Housing Minister says. The Hon Megan Woods has been told historically low-interest rates, a stalled private rental market and not enough new houses are drivers of the housing crisis. An increasing population Read more

Christchurch church buys back social units it sold decades ago

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Concerns over a lack of social housing has inspired a Christchurch church to buy back homes it sold to the city council decades ago. When Christchurch City Council agreed to transfer $50 million worth of social housing to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust, it had to under the Public Works Act give the original owners Read more

Number joining NZ’s public housing waitlist triples in a month

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The number of people struggling to keep a roof over their head appears to be spiralling, and could be driving further overcrowding. In May, the number of applicants on the public housing waitlist hit 17,982 – an increase of 1271 on the previous month. That was triple the average monthly increase of 448 in the Read more

Large piece of church land wanted for social housing

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

It’s the church v the state over a piece of land in Flaxmere. A Pentecostal pastor is claiming his church’s plans for a new religious community facility have been “ambushed” by the Government, which now wants the land for social housing. Read more Related Posts:Church asked to identify property that could be used…Christchurch church buys back Read more

Compassion Housing welcomed to the Horowhenua

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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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

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

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

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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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?

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