Funding for Māori housing - Ngā tahua mō te whare noho Māori
The Government has been reviewing the funding available for Māori housing.
Te Wāhanga Kāinga Pāpori - Social Housing Fund
The key objectives of the Social Housing Fund are to:
- increase the number of homes for people in need
- develop a bigger, more diverse and responsive social housing sector.
In the 2011/12 financial year, this fund totalled $37.35 million, which was distributed to non-government social and affordable housing providers, including Māori organisations.
Announcements on the 2012/13 fund will be announced shortly.
Find out more at socialhousingunit.govt.nz
Kāinga Whenua loan
The Kāinga Whenua loan is a partnership between Housing New Zealand Corporation and Kiwibank. It was set up to support people who want to build, purchase or relocate a house on multiply-owned Māori land, and is the only home loan available for this purpose.
The Auditor General has found that Kāinga Whenua needs to be better targeted to help Māori who wish to build on Māori land. As a result, the Department has been reviewing the current scheme and has made recommendations to the Associate Minister of Housing for her approval.
The Government hopes to announce changes shortly.