The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) and its members express our sympathy and support to the victims and families of the shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch. Our thoughts are with all people of New Zealand at this time.
Community housing is home to many Muslim people. Our members also employ many Muslim people. We stand in solidarity with them and the communities of New Zealand and are united in condemning this outrageous attack . With our members CHIA will be investigating practical actions we can take to promote respect and harmony. 
On behalf of the communities we serve, the community housing industry stands strong against racial hatred and anti-immigrant prejudice for which there is no place in today’s society. It must end.