Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

Geotech testing will be completed on a piece of council-owned land possibly pegged for an affordable housing development in Arrowtown. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved a pitch from the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust to conduct Geotech exploration...
A proposal that could lead to 70 affordable homes being built on the outskirts of Arrowtown has been pitched to City Hall. In a letter to the Arrowtown School board of trustees, the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT) says...
Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust can buy 50 apartments in Frankton, after securing funding from Westpac bank. As reported in the Otago Daily Times last week, the not-for-profit social enterprise lost the chance to secure  financial backing from  an overseas...
Doubling government grants to first-home buyers has drawn a tepid response from Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim Boult, who believes his council needs to step in to help solve the resort’s housing crisis. Yesterday, the National Party announced its HomeStart grants would...

Trust pulls pin

Queenstown's housing trust has pulled out of a court battle to prove it's a charity. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust, which provides accommodation for locals struggling to stay in the district, has fought for charitable status for many years. It...
A Queenstown woman and her young daughter are having to share a flat with revellers, kept awake by late-night drinking sessions and the sound of people having sex, due to the town's rental crisis. The rise of Airbnb and the...
A Queenstowner is criticising buyers in an entry-level subdivision for selling their sections for major capital gains. Lesley Turner, who's helping her daughter find a property, has found seven section owners at Queenstown's Bridesdale Farm, adjoining Lake Hayes Estate, trying...
A family of five feared they'd have to flee Queenstown after being evicted from their rental house of 10 years. Long-term locals Dean and Theresa Swain, who between them have notched up more than 45 years in the resort, and their...

‘We’re a charity case’

Queenstown's housing trust is gearing up for another court battle to prove it's a charity. The trust, which provides houses for locals who'd otherwise struggle to live here, was deregistered as a charity in 2010 – then lost a subsequent...
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