Why a Specialist Manual?
Social housing assets:
- Are peoples’ homes
- Are a means by which investment is made in communities to enable individuals and communities to thrive
- Represent the wealth of social housing providers (SHPs) and by extension that of their communities and of their nations; and
- Make a net positive economic contribution to the community.
The wealth embodied in social housing assets requires careful stewardship:
- Housing is long-lived (up to 100 years)
- The design and quality of housing can have an immense impact on those who live in it and the communities that it serves
- The financial commitment required to procure housing is very large
- Without appropriate care this wealth can be lost and fewer people will be assisted
- Housing has an impost on the environment and there is an urgent need to reduce its impact.
The Manual is the initiative of RMIT University, the Australasian Housing Institute, IPWEA New Zealand and Swinburne University of Technology, with contributions from people within many other organisations.
Accessing the Manual
The Asset Management for Social Housing manual is available online via kete.ipwea.org.nz. The IPWEA NZ Resource Kete is a website which brings together online resources so that you can:
- Search across multiple resources
- Quickly navigate to information
- Take notes of key points.
The Resource Kete hosts both paid and free resources. Free resources are available to anyone, logged in or not.
Paid resources, such as this one, require a reader to be logged in and have suitable access.