Have your say on an affordable housing entity for Kāpiti

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Council has been looking at how we can help more people access affordable housing in our district. This is a key action from our recently adopted Kāpiti Coast District Council Housing Strategy 2022.

Council is proposing to establish an independent community land trust (CLT) that, along with Council, can work with iwi partners and other organisations to deliver affordable housing outcomes.

Have your say on the proposal by completing the quick survey below.

About our proposal

A CLT is an independent, not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of trustees made up of iwi, community members and professional representatives. Its purpose is to provide permanent affordable housing opportunities for families and communities.

A CLT can hold land, transferred to it by Council or acquired on its own, for the purpose of delivering affordable or social housing. The CLT can use this land to create affordable housing solutions in partnership with community housing providers and other organisations, that then develop houses on the land.

Some of the advantages of this proposal include:

  • A trust would be able to access a wider range of funding sources if it registered or partnered with a community housing provider.

  • A trust would be able to partner with iwi and other organisations to deliver housing solutions.

  • A trust can be structured to enable it to offer a wider range of housing services and tenure models, such as affordable rentals, rent to own and leasehold options.

Read more about our proposal, and the other entities we considered, in our Statement of Proposal for an affordable housing entity in Kāpiti.

About the need

Our Kāpiti Coast Housing Needs Assessment 2022 showed that housing stress in Kāpiti is extensive and is having a domino effect that is negatively impacting a range of wellbeing outcomes (social, cultural, environmental and economic).

Read more about our Housing Needs Assessment on our website.

Ways to have your say

Council has been looking at how we can help more people access affordable housing in our district. This is a key action from our recently adopted Kāpiti Coast District Council Housing Strategy 2022.

Council is proposing to establish an independent community land trust (CLT) that, along with Council, can work with iwi partners and other organisations to deliver affordable housing outcomes.

Have your say on the proposal by completing the quick survey below.

About our proposal

A CLT is an independent, not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of trustees made up of iwi, community members and professional representatives. Its purpose is to provide permanent affordable housing opportunities for families and communities.

A CLT can hold land, transferred to it by Council or acquired on its own, for the purpose of delivering affordable or social housing. The CLT can use this land to create affordable housing solutions in partnership with community housing providers and other organisations, that then develop houses on the land.

Some of the advantages of this proposal include:

  • A trust would be able to access a wider range of funding sources if it registered or partnered with a community housing provider.

  • A trust would be able to partner with iwi and other organisations to deliver housing solutions.

  • A trust can be structured to enable it to offer a wider range of housing services and tenure models, such as affordable rentals, rent to own and leasehold options.

Read more about our proposal, and the other entities we considered, in our Statement of Proposal for an affordable housing entity in Kāpiti.

About the need

Our Kāpiti Coast Housing Needs Assessment 2022 showed that housing stress in Kāpiti is extensive and is having a domino effect that is negatively impacting a range of wellbeing outcomes (social, cultural, environmental and economic).

Read more about our Housing Needs Assessment on our website.

Ways to have your say

Page last updated: 27 Jun 2022, 07:21 AM