Past Webinar

Aaron Hendry

Housing for all – speaking to the housing research landscape and actioning solutions.

Housing for all. The housing research sector's missing voices need to be heard.

Join us for a discussion about the state of housing research and services in Aotearoa. Hear from people at the forefront of housing services and deep dive into how we can support actionable solutions.

ZOOM LINK Join us at 11am today :

Join us for our first crucial webinar of the year – Housing for all – speaking to the housing research landscape and actioning solutions which marks the launch of Community Research’s Special Collection on Housing. This webinar is aimed at all community researchers, housing advocates, planners and councils. We want to engage all those involved in health, housing, and community outcomes. 

We commissioned a state of housing Community Research report. As a result of this report it was identified that a number of gaps exist in the current available housing research landscape.

The gaps identified were: 

a) renting/tenancy (aside from older people)

b) lived experience

c) homelessness/ houselessness

d) Rangatahi housing

This webinar will be an opportunity for us to collectively ask what actionable steps can be taken to address the gaps in the research and services for housing in Aotearoa.

We are excited to host an experienced group of housing service providers and researchers to this webinar to give a real insight into the current housing situation in Aotearoa.


Aaron Hendry: Youth Advocate. Social worker. Writer. Podcaster.

Aaron Hendry is a Youth Worker, rangatahi advocate, writer, and political commentator on social justice issues. Aaron’s mahi is largely focused on ending Youth Homelessness in Aotearoa, and he is a founding member of Manaaki Rangatahi, a collective fighting to #EndYouthHomelessness in Aotearoa. He is also a board member for Massey Community Trust and has had a key role in developing the Safety Net Project, a community initiative to support rangatahi experiencing homelessness.

Aaron is also the founder of When Lambs Are Silent, a substack and podcast focused on highlighting both the voices and perspectives of those on the front lines of social justice mahi.

Ben Lee-Harward:

Ben joined Community Housing Aotearoa – Ngā Wharerau o Aotearoa, a community housing sector peak body,  as a Policy Analyst in 2020. While working at CHA, Ben completed his Masters in Political Science with a dissertation examining how people perceive of their income, where misperceptions arise, and how this informs a preference or opposition to redistributive policies. Ben’s role at CHA has focused on informing the design of services and policies to reflect the interests of our members, their tenants, and a housing system which recognises the principles of the right to a decent home.

Meyer Peteli: Housing Manager Kahungunu Whanau Services, or a representative from Kahungunu whanau services 

Eden Skipper: Kaitiaki for the Tangata Whenua Caucus at Community Research. Eden is passionate about youth, the environment and Māori development. Eden is currently on the Board of Generation Zero – a youth-led climate change action organisation. 

Janie Walker will host this important webinar, and provide evidence from our lead housing researcher Lydia Carson.

We are excited to include facilitation for our Deaf and Hearing-impaired audiences, and we welcome WordsWorth Sign Language Interpreting to interpret alongside our webinar presenters.

Register for this special webinar event here

#youthhomelessness, #housingaotearoa, #housingasahumanright,

#rangatahihousing, #housingjustice

To contribute to this valuable housing collection please contact us at

This Webinar was held

11.00am - 12pm
21 Mar


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