About Us

 Housing Action Canterbury was formed late in 2016 as a group of individuals and organisations to campaign for: 

  • More state houses
  • More council houses
  • Rent controls
  • Long-term tenure in rental housing
  •  A compulsory warrant of fitness for all rental housing

Our immediate aim is to stop the government from selling 2,500 state houses in Christchurch; and we believe only the government has the resources and capacity to build the homes needed by New Zealand families. We also believe that Christchurch will not stand idly by while National asset-strips the city of state homes. 

We have organised a public meeting to show the government Christchurch is strongly opposed to the sale of state houses in the city. We intend to make it the number one issue in Christchurch in this election year. The meeting details are:

Transitional Cathedral
7pm Thursday 9 March

As a wide range of groups will be speaking we politely ask that all speakers keep their comments to a few minutes each.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can speak as we would like to finalise the publicity. 

Sheena Dickson
Housing Action Canterbury