Kaitiakitanga Program and Network
6.5.2 Permanently Affordable Housing
|Raglan - Whaingaroa Affordable Housing Trust - Feasibility Study Report available get your copy|
In 2004 Sandy Bishop and Rhea Miler from Lopez Island in Washington State attended a Tipu Ake Retreat and were later visted by Earl, Claud and James from our community and Randal from Hokianga who saw their affordable housing projects. Theirs is an island where the land is being bought by the rich and famous with the result that ordinary people like teachers and tradesmen can no longer afford properties there. They have set up a Community Land Trust to build and provide an alternative that is permanently affordable for residents.
In March 2007 Nancy de Vaux who runs the Housing Trust on the San Juan island (next door to Lopez) was NZ, so we were able to have her visit Te Whaiti 21st March and Raglan 22-March for public meetings to share their experiences.
It seems that in Minginui Village, since the land itself is already owned by the Ngati Whare Trust, a framework may already be in place that could help protect the residents from external market demand that would otherwise tempt community members to sell up their houses to outside purchasers and in doing so lose their ability as Ngati Whare iwi to live on their homeland.
Community Land Trust learning it seems may be useful for those iwi, hapu and whanau looking to establish papakainga housing projects. Rau Hoskins (who led the UNITEC architectural student concept design project for Minginui) and the team at Designtribe architects in Auckland are active in this area.
The meeting in Raglan found that the situation there was moving in the same direction as did Lopez, so a group was formed to investigate options for countering the escalation in house / land prices. John Lawson, Malibu Hamilton and other members of the Whaingaroa Environment Defence group (WED) initially coordinating that and a workshop was planned for 8th July 2007. The Whaingaroa affordable Housing Trust (WAHT) has been formed to take this forward.
A DVD filmed at at the meeting at Raglan together with a DVD from the Lopez Housing Trust is available at the Kokiri Centre Minginui, the Whaingaroa Environment Centre in Raglan, Hokianga Harbourcare in Whirinaki Northland, the Taonga Tuku Iho Trust in Ruatoria and the Ngati Whatua Corporate office in Auckland
In July 2008 Randal Stensness returned to Lopez for a six week Internship with the Community Housing Trust where he worked with many other international volunteers, picking up design and sustainable building skills.
In Oct 2008, three people on a Maori Hikoi to the Bioneers Conference (see report) were able to visit Lopez, particularly Bernadette Papa who works on the Ngati Whatua restoration and iwi housing projects at Orakei (Bastion Point) , Simon Ngawhika who works with TPK in Wellington, and Shona Sam a Research student from Lincoln, Christchurch.
Raglan Chronicle April 1 page 3 article http://www.raglanchronicle.co.nz/pdf/apr1.pdf
Whaingaroa Affordable Housing Trust Feasibility report completed Apr 09 Get a copy here
Burlington Associates www.burlingtonassociates.com
some world leading resources for Community Land Trusts etc including:
This introductory manual describes the choices that every sponsor of a new community land trust must make. It presents the range of options for making each decision and reviews the pros and cons that should be weighed in selecting one course of action over another. These are choices of purpose, program, and scope that precede more technical deliberations over bylaws, ground lease, resale formula, and the like. Topics covered in this book include: characteristics of the “classic” model and its many variations, the rationale for supporting a CLT, the choice of sponsor and service area, strategies for educating and organizing core constituencies, and options for funding the CLT’s projects and operations. Extra attention is given to five “special topics”: the type and tenure of housing developed by a CLT, condominiums, governance, donations of land and buildings, and property taxes.
This Mulitmedia Kit contains handouts and animated presentations designed to help organizers build support for a Community Land Trust
Affordable Housing in communities subject to high market pressures.
Nominal Project Leader: (Raglan Contact)
John Lawson Whaingaroa Enviroment Centre
|Date||Details of event or action||By|
|2004||Sandy Wilson and Rhea Miller from Lopez Island attended a Tipu Ake retreat at Te Whaiti|
|Following that people from our Kaitiakitanga network have visted them.|
|Mar 07||Nancy de Vaux visited and held public meetings in Te Whaiti and Raglan|
|Jul 07||Team at Raglan arranging a public workshop on the subject.|
|Mid 08||Funding found for a feasibility study in Raglan|
|Jul 08||Randall Stensness on six week internship with Lopez CLT|
|Oct 08||Three Maori people visit lopez CLT to learn strategies from Sandy Bishop and others.|
|Apr 09||WAHT (Whaingaroa Affordable Housing Trust) Feasibility report published|
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Our Lopez friends help Raglan with an affordable housing project
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Report on Sustainable Resources Conf, Colorado 04
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