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The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information and advice to improve and develop whānau housing. Select from one of the scenarios below and see if we can assist you.

Developing your housing ideas

We'd like to understand what housing assistance is available

We're just browsing and checking out what the Māori Housing Network does

The Māori Housing Network provides a single point of contact for practical support and funding support for Māori housing initiatives. It is currently focussed on:

  • supporting smaller scale projects that improve the quality of housing
  • building capability in the Māori housing sector
  • increasing the supply of affordable housing

The following links provide further information about the network and its operation:

Introduction to the Māori Housing Network

Māori Housing Network – Support for your housing needs

Māori Housing Network – Our process, our funds

Māori Housing Network Investment Strategy 2015-18

Diagram of the Māori Housing Network Operating Process

We want to talk to someone

We're happy to help, please get in touch:

Call your local TPK office to speak to a Housing Adviser.

Fill in this simple online form, and we will give you a call at a time that suits you.

We’ve got a housing idea, but need some help to develop a proposal

We've got a housing proposal ready to go

Building, repairs and infrastructure

Our community has lots of houses in serious disrepair

We want to build a house on Māori land

We need help getting facilities & services to property on Māori Land (i.e. infrastructure)

We need to fix our Marae

There are other agencies that are better placed to help you

Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)

The Department of Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation. It also provides communities assistance to build marae and its facilities.

Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities Committee grants are available to support the development and conservation of marae facilities. These grants are administered by Community Matters and more information can be found on their website.

Contact Community Matters on:

0800 824 824
communitymatters@dia.govt.nz
http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Lottery-Marae-Heritage-and-Facilities

Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH)

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage may be able to provide funding for marae projects or activities such as carving, tukutuku and other projects which relate to cultural heritage. For more detailed information check out the website:

Contact Ministry for Culture and Heritage on:

04 499 4229
info@mch.govt.nz
http://www.mch.govt.nz/funding-nz-culture/

Finding and keeping accommodation

We can’t pay our rent/board

There is another agency that is better placed to help you

Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

The Ministry of Social Development is responsible for a number of the government’s forms of housing support, including:

  • Independently assessing eligibility, and managing the waitlist, for social housing tenancy
  • Administering income related rent subsidies to Housing New Zealand and other community housing providers
  • Administering accommodation supplement payments to assist people with limited income and limited cash assets to meet their accommodation costs
  • Organising emergency housing for people in need through Work and Income New Zealand

Contact Ministry of Social Development on:

04 916 3300
https://www.msd.govt.nz/

We’re being evicted

There are other agencies that are better placed to help you

Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

The Ministry of Social Development is responsible for a number of the government’s forms of housing support, including:

  • Independently assessing eligibility, and managing the waitlist, for social housing tenancy
  • Administering income related rent subsidies to Housing New Zealand and other community housing providers
  • Administering accommodation supplement payments to assist people with limited income and limited cash assets to meet their accommodation costs
  • Organising emergency housing for people in need through Work and Income New Zealand
  • Providing advice for tenants and landlords on various issues related to rental accommodation (e.g. tenancy agreements)

Contact Ministry of Social Development on:

04 916 3300
https://www.msd.govt.nz/

Tenancy Services

Tenancy Services is a part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that provides information on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant. It also provides guidance on dealing with common tenancy issues. If you have a dispute that you can't sort out together, Tenancy Services can arrange mediation to help resolve your issue. If you cannot resolve it at mediation, they can refer you to the Tenancy Tribunal.

Contact Tenancy Services on:

0800 836 262
http://www.tenancy.govt.nz/

We need to find a home/flat

We need emergency housing

Home ownership

We want to work towards owning our own home

We need to borrow some money for housing

There is another agency that is better placed to help you

Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC)

The Housing New Zealand Corporation is a major provider of community housing and provides information and advice to community housing tenants on everything they need to know about renting from HNZC.

HNZC also offers a number of forms of support to assist with home ownership, including:

  • Welcome Home Loans – allows people to purchase a home with a lower deposit than is normally required
  • Kāinga Whenua Loans – allows Māori with a right to live on multiple-owned Māori land (hold a licence to occupy), a loan to allow building, purchasing, or relocating a house on that land. The loan can also be used for repairs and maintenance for an existing house on multiple-owned land
  • FirstHome home ownership initiative – helps eligible buyers to afford to buy one of the homes HNZC put up for sale with a grant of up to 10 percent of the purchase price of the property
  • HNZC tenants have the opportunity to achieve home ownership by purchasing the home in which they currently live through the Tenant Home Ownership Programme.

Contact Housing New Zealand Corporation on:

0800 801 601
enquiries1@hnzc.co.nz
http://www.hnzc.co.nz/

We want to buy one of the State Houses the Government is selling

There is another agency that is better placed to help you

Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC)

The Housing New Zealand Corporation is a major provider of community housing and provides information and advice to community housing tenants on everything they need to know about renting from HNZC.

HNZC also offers a number of forms of support to assist with home ownership, including:

  • Welcome Home Loans – allows people to purchase a home with a lower deposit than is normally required
  • Kāinga Whenua Loans – allows Māori with a right to live on multiple-owned Māori land (hold a licence to occupy), a loan to allow building, purchasing, or relocating a house on that land. The loan can also be used for repairs and maintenance for an existing house on multiple-owned land
  • FirstHome home ownership initiative – helps eligible buyers to afford to buy one of the homes HNZC put up for sale with a grant of up to 10 percent of the purchase price of the property
  • HNZC tenants have the opportunity to achieve home ownership by purchasing the home in which they currently live through the Tenant Home Ownership Programme.

Contact Housing New Zealand Corporation on:

0800 801 601
enquiries1@hnzc.co.nz
http://www.hnzc.co.nz/housing-development

We need a Welcome Home Loan or Kāinga Whenua Loan

There is another agency that is better placed to help you

Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC)

The Housing New Zealand Corporation is a major provider of community housing and provides information and advice to community housing tenants on everything they need to know about renting from HNZC.

HNZC also offers a number of forms of support to assist with home ownership, including:

  • Welcome Home Loans – allows people to purchase a home with a lower deposit than is normally required
  • Kāinga Whenua Loans – allows Māori with a right to live on multiple-owned Māori land (hold a licence to occupy), a loan to allow building, purchasing, or relocating a house on that land. The loan can also be used for repairs and maintenance for an existing house on multiple-owned land
  • FirstHome home ownership initiative – helps eligible buyers to afford to buy one of the homes HNZC put up for sale with a grant of up to 10 percent of the purchase price of the property
  • HNZC tenants have the opportunity to achieve home ownership by purchasing the home in which they currently live through the Tenant Home Ownership Programme.

Contact Housing New Zealand Corporation on:

0800 801 601
enquiries1@hnzc.co.nz
http://www.hnzc.co.nz/buying-a-house

Other

We want to become a social housing provider

There is another agency that is better placed to help you

Community Housing Regulatory Authority (CHRA or the Authority)

The Community Housing Regulatory Authority is the regulatory body for Community Housing Providers, commonly referred to by Government agencies as CHPs. Currently the Authority is mandated to register and regulate Class 1 Social Landlords. The Authority will be involved in work to consider whether further classes of providers are required to meet the objectives of the Social Housing Reform Programme. On the Authority’s website you can:

  • View the Register of Class 1 Social Landlords (those Community Housing Providers who are registered with the Authority to provide tenancy management services)
  • Find out how to apply for registration
  • Link to information about the Social Housing Reform Programme
  • View templates for Class 1 Social Landlords e.g. reporting templates
  • Find out more about how the Authority came about

Contact Community Housing Regulatory Authority on:

04 896 5908
chra@mbie.govt.nz
http://www.shu.govt.nz/chra-home/

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