Improving Māori housing - Te whakapai i te Whare noho Māori
Social housing is currently not delivering good outcomes for Māori. Overcrowding and living in sub-standard housing are having a negative impact on Māori whānau health and wellbeing.
That’s why the Government has started to reform social housing. The aim is for:
- a wider choice of affordable social housing
- state houses of the right size, in the right place and the right condition
- Māori organisations playing a far bigger role in housing for their people.
To achieve these reforms, Government spending will go on better targeted funding for Māori housing and improving social housing for all New Zealanders.
Read about the Social Housing Reform Programme
As part of the improvements to Māori housing and to implement the recommendations from the Auditor-General’s report, our first priorities are to:
- Make it easier for Māori to access to finance for building on Māori land
- work with the Social Housing Unit to review the funding allocation process for the 2011/12 year.
Social Housing Unit website
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