WHAT WE DO
Housing, when it is done well, is healthcare.
Homes and communities build resilience, something we need now more than ever. Unfortunately homelessness and the lack of affordable housing for key workers have become major issues in New Zealand. Pandemic measures and the global economic impact of Covid-19 has hit us hard. This has resulted in even more desperate need for community housing. However, funding for these projects remains challenging and a major barrier to getting new homes built.
Community Finance was established to support community housing projects to deliver more new homes for those in need.
This is why we are supporting organisations like The Salvation Army. Their work is demonstrated by the video below:
,Our lending platform, which we call the “community-to-community model”, enables investors to ethically invest for the benefit of communities and help make a positive impact.
“Impact investing” is about more than just interest rates and financial returns. It involves a focus on making a measurable and beneficial impact in the community while also receiving a financial return on the investment.
Supporting community housing has a strong appeal for impact investors because home ownership and access to warm, dry homes is a key driver for improving standards of living and building stronger, more resilient people and communities.
Community Finance believes that with a united approach alongside the government, the building industry and the community housing sector, we can create safer, healthier and more resilient communities.
Community Finance has partnered with a range of Community Housing Providers, including the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and Community Housing Aotearoa to activate new housing supply where it is most needed.
Community Finance also has three pilot projects under way in Auckland, as well as emergency, transitional, social and affordable housing projects in the Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Kaiwaka and Christchurch.