Otautahi Community Housing Trust
Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust was established by Christchurch City Council in 2016 to take over the day-to-day management of its social housing portfolio of approximately 2,300 social housing units. The formation of the Trust reflects the Council’s wish to move to a more financially sustainable model for its social housing portfolio of units and complexes, improve the quality of its housing and the satisfaction of its tenants, and allow for new developments responding to social housing needs in Christchurch
The Trust is a registered Community Housing Provider (CHP) through the Community Housing Regulatory Authority (CHRA) and a Class 1: Social Landlord.
The Trust undertakes its activities with a focus on people – its tenants, employees and other stakeholders. It is committed to delivering high quality services and continuously improving tenant outcomes.
The team collectively have 145 years of social housing experience, making the Trust a highly experienced and expert local provider of social housing solutions.
As a charitable trust, any surplus money is reinvested back into social housing to improve the service provided to tenants and the wider community.
The Trust has committed to deliver a minimum of 50 (up to 100) new houses a year in Christchurch, working with strategic partners to deliver new supply.