Cooperative Housing Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
The 3rd Economic
We in CHAANZ seek to contribute to building a sector in our country's economy, which lies between the polarised extremes and inefficiencies, of the private and public sectors. A 3rd economic sector, represents the economic interests of civil society institutions that work for the common good - institutions that encourage the creation of wealth, and provide opportunities for authentic work, as traditional jobs disappear.
Specifically, what distinguishes this 3rd sector from the public and private sectors, is its enhancement of societal capital in the following ways:
We believe a strengthening of the 3rd economic sector is best achieved through the development of an appropriate housing delivery system, allowing the basic shelter needs of the marginalised to be met, without adding to current debt.
The CHAANZ methods, we believe, have the capacity to establish independent and financially sustainable community housing associations.
Therefore, we have made the following commitments:
choose a low-producer costs regime for house construction;