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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 […]

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Louisson Place 2019

Check out the footage from the opening of our first development – Louisson Place, Opawa.    

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Housing Heroes Recognised

Twenty one tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) complexes were recognised as Housing Heroes at an awards ceremony in […]

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Meet the team: Building a Future

Ed Leeson is the Commercial and Development Manager at Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust. He joined the team a little over […]

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New Homes for Cresselly

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust has plans to build 28 units on our Cresselly Place site where previously there were 30. […]

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Trust Adds New Stock

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) has purchased eight new homes from Housing Plus Charitable Foundation. The eight duplexes are in […]

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Meet the team: Turning Lives Round

14 June 2019 After 31 years working in social housing you could say Rosslyn (Ros) Brewer knows all there is […]

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Lewis Trembath – Artist

Lewis Trembath is a budding artist, finding inspiration for his artwork from his Maori ancestry and vintage car shows. Lewis […]

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Alex Wilson – Keen Gardener

A keen gardener, Alex Wilson has won many garden awards during his 20 years in council units. Alex says he […]

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ŌCHT Tenant Survey 2017

The 2017 Tenant Satisfaction Survey

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Food Brings People Together

10 May 2019 Food brings people together Over the summer months, OCHT set out on a mission to hold morning […]

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The team: Relationships Matter

Relationships matter James Hadlee is the Tenancy Relations Manager at OCHT.

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Best Gardens Announced

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is […]

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Meet the team: Easy Living!

The amazing lifestyle, scenery and easy living in New Zealand convinced Tenancy Operations Manager Martin Pearce that a shift from […]

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Our First Development

On Wednesday 30 January we officially opened the first new development for Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust. We took over management […]

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ŌCHT Tenant Survey 2018

The 2018 Tenant Satisfaction Survey

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Sandilands Complex Information

Why is Christchurch City Council closing its social housing at Sandilands? The welfare of tenants is the priority of Council […]

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Louisson Place, Opawa

How many homes are there? Eight – the eight units are seven years old and have been relocated from the […]

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Christmas with OCHT

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust – we really do hope that you have […]

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OCHT Selected to Deliver 180 New Homes

On 8 November Christchurch City Council (CCC) agreed to lend up to $30 million to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust […]