Social Housing Providers Must Protect Non-Residential Neighbours From Harrassment?

Following up on our article about Housing NZ / Kainga Ora and Otautahi Community Housing Trust’s responsibilities to tenants, we have become aware that in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act of 2010, Parliament sought to strengthen the requirements of the existing RTA by strengthening an existing requirement that tenants were not allowed to create disturbance… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Non-Residential Neighbours From Harrassment?

Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment

In recent weeks local Christchurch print media have reported a number of cases of tenants in social housing complexes being intimidated by other tenants. Whilst the provision of social housing does involve provision for tenants who may have high and complex needs, there are grounds for concern that social housing is increasingly seen as a… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment

Social Housing Works Best Under Local Authority Control

In New Zealand we have a perennial debate about the interaction and service distribution between central government and local authority control. This happens because the country does not have any form of state government. Instead, there is one central (federal) government based in Wellington, and two tiers of local government with far less powers and… Continue reading Social Housing Works Best Under Local Authority Control