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Community Housing: Pathways to affordable homes and connected living opps

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Cafe Agora & Event Centre

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

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The Challenge:

In New Zealand, we are in a housing crisis throughout the country with residents being priced out of the housing market and finding that available housing is inadequate for their needs. There is social housing for those at the lowest earning level while some can still afford to buy within the market, but there is a growing number of people who fall outside of these options—who need intermediate housing options.

Working New Zealanders need more solutions than just waiting for developers to build more homes they can’t afford. In addition, many people are also saying they feel isolated in the conventional suburban neighbourhood--people want to feel more connected within their neighbourhoods and have more sharing and connected living opportunities.

Purpose of Event:

This event will showcase the many pathways that groups of people and communities in New Zealand and overseas are creating for affordable home ownership and connected living opportunities. The event will serve to:

  • Showcase inspirational, affordable, and cooperative housing models

  • Build critical mass, support, credibility and visibility for the community-led housing movement

  • Provide networking opportunities for community members, developers, planners, and funders to meet and discuss possibilities

  • Collect information needed for housing and urban development policy reform such as what working people need and want in terms of housing and neighbourhoods: finance, design, accessibility, etc.

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Community Housing Aotearoa will be providing the key note address will give us a perspective on the trends in community housing nation-wide and what can be done locally and nationally to help advance the community housing movement and create affordable housing options.

There will be series of dynamic presentations covering a wide variety of affordable housing and connected living models and a chance to ask questions of the presenters during a panel discussion. Some of the topics include: co-housing, pocket neighbourhoods, community land trust, ecological rural communities, the tiny house movement, local innovative housing developments, financial and legal models that enable community-led housing, and more.

After the formal event proceedings there will also be an opportunity to network and have further dialogue about how to take these ideas further.

Who Should Attend:

The housing models showcased focus pathways into affordable “intermediate” home ownership and/or living in a more intentionally-designed neighbourhood that promotes social cohesion.

The event is also intended to inspire and connect the various role players who are working towards innovative housing solutions such as community housing organisations, urban planners, Councillors, architects, developers, etc.

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