Rooftops aims to keep our stakeholders informed about what’s happening at Housing New Zealand, from the business perspective and the tenant/community perspective.
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2 September 2016
Rooftops Issue 7 - September2016
There has been lots happening in our world and Rooftops is a great way we can share some of our activities.
As you will see from the stories, our people engage with our tenants, their communities, other agencies and stakeholders in many different ways.
16 May 2016
Rooftops Issue 6 - February 2016
Every issue, we aim to bring you news and updates about our activities, from across the country. Many of these activities would not be possible without the involvement and partnership of our many stakeholders.
As a crown agency, we are mandated to provide houses to those who are most in need. As a purpose statement, it’s a simple – and on the face of it, straightforward – proposition.
The reality however is more complex. We have 67,000 properties across New Zealand, providing homes for around 193,000 people.
16 May 2016
Rooftops Issue 5 - July 2015
Recently there has been a lot of media attention on the condition of Housing New Zealand’s homes.
We take our responsibility to provide warm, dry homes extremely seriously and continue to invest heavily in upgrades and programmes that support tenant health, safety and well-being. These include insulation, thermal-quality curtains, heating, and the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme.
16 May 2016
Rooftops Issue 4 - May 2015
This is proving to be a significant year for Housing New Zealand, particularly as the Government seeks to grow the number of social housing providers through its Social Housing Reform Programme. The intention of the reform is to make it easier for community-based and accredited housing providers to provide social housing services that are localised and tailored to the needs of tenants. This is something we support. Nevertheless, we still expect to remain the largest provider of social housing in this country for the foreseeable future.
In the last month there have been two major announcements relating to the proposed transfer of Housing New Zealand homes to other providers. In late April, Ministers English and Smith announced the transfer of ownership and management of all Housing New Zealand properties in Tamaki to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company. The transfer involves around 2,800 properties and some 8,000 tenants, and is scheduled to take place by 31 March next year.
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