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Watch: Tīwaiwaka Lane opens

Our new home stars come with a Homestar 6 rating.

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Tīwaiwaka Lane opens

ŌCHT officially opened its latest community housing complex at Tīwaiwaka Lane.

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Tenant Update #6

3 June 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust On behalf of everyone at OCHT, thanks […]

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Budget 2020

OCHT is pleased to see the public and transitional housing need acknowledged by Government funding in the 2020 budget. COVID- […]

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Watch: Using your heat pump

We’ve installed heat pumps in nearly 2200 homes as part of the ŌCHT/Christchurch City Council Warm & Dry Initiative.

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Tenant Update #5

12 May 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust

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COVID-19 Update May 12, 2020

Our communications to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tenancy Relations Lockdown Update

James Hadlee – Tenancy Relations Manager at Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust gives an update on essential maintenance services during Alert […]

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Warm & Dry Work Resumes

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) and Christchurch City Council will restart work on the Warm & Dry Initiative as soon as […]

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Tenant Update #4

21 April 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust

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Tenancy Operations Lockdown Update

At OCHT, we have been keeping in regular contact and supporting our tenants during  Alert Level 4 lockdown. Check out […]

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Tenant Update #3

6 April 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust

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Tenant Update #2

26 March 2020 Warm & Dry Programme – COVID-19 Update

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Tenant Update #1

25 March 2020 COVID-19 Alert Level 4:  Update for OCHT Tenants and their whānau

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Information for Tenants

20 March 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust

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140 Heat Pump Installations

The installation of the first 140 heat pumps, in community housing homes across the city, is now complete. Work on […]

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Warm & Dry Initiative

Work has commenced on the joint OCHT and CCC Warm & Dry Initiative ? Check out the video below of […]

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Art Exhibition

A showcase of Talent Tenants from Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) will have their talent on show this week at […]

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Warm & Dry Initiative

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) and CCC Commence Warm & Dry Initiative Heat pumps will be installed in hundreds of […]

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Brougham Media Release

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) is about to commence construction work on new community housing on Brougham Street, Sydenham Christchurch. […]

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Linwood Park Media Release

From 21 February 2020 Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) will commence removal of the remaining 34 Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation units […]

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OCHT Timeline

Below is a snapshot of our achievements from our go live in October 2016:

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Positive Tenancies Sessions

Feedback from the 2018 Tenant Satisfaction Survey indicated that some tenants wanted to know more about tenancy processes and service […]

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TAG High Tea 2019

A behind the scenes with Colleen, Noeline and Yasmin from the Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) about the “High Tea” events […]