Other rōpū capability building
Te Puni Kōkiri invests in activities that build the capability of whānau and rōpū to achieve their housing aspirations. This includes helping whānau build their financial capability and increasing knowledge about housing – from mortgages to home maintenance to understanding the processes involved in building papakāinga.
Te Puni Kōkiri also invests in building the capability of rōpū. Examples are where a rōpū may need help with project management for a community-based project or if a rōpū wishes to become a registered Community Housing Provider (CHP). This kind of support enables Māori to take the lead in developing housing responses for their communities and strengthens the Māori housing sector generally.
What can the grant be used for?
The grant can be used for:
- delivery of Sorted Kāinga Ora financial capability programmes (workshops and post-programme navigation support)
- delivery of papakāinga development workshops, advice and support
- supporting rōpū Māori to become registered Community Housing Providers
- supporting rōpū Māori to build their capability to respond to the housing needs of their communities
- supporting iwi to develop their housing strategies.
Sorted Kāinga Ora
Sorted Kāinga Ora is a programme that builds the financial capability of whānau so they can make choices about how to meet their housing aspirations. It includes eight workshops followed by a navigation period to support whānau to develop and implement their plans. It was developed jointly by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Commission for Financial Capability.
The programme is designed to support whānau to develop and implement their plan for housing, whether the plan is for managing or improving their current housing arrangements or preparing for home ownership. By building the financial capability of whānau, the programme also helps them to develop healthy financial habits and have conversations with whānau about money matters.
The programme is delivered by rōpū contracted by Te Puni Kōkiri using facilitators trained by the Commission for Financial Capability.
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Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Māori Housing in the spotlight at housing awards
The Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network was acknowledged at the recent Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards where two Te Puni Kōkiri led initiatives won top awards.
Sorted Kāinga Ora: Empowering whānau to realise their housing aspirations
Laurae Blake and her whānau have changed the way they think about money since completing the Sorted Kāinga Ora programme. The solo mother of two daughters, aged seven and 13, has spent eight weeks gaining tools to help realise her housing aspirations.
To view the video on Sorted Kāinga Ora click here.
Māori housing to receive $40 million more
Māori housing will receive a further $40 million over four years from Budget 2019 to allow more whānau access to healthy, affordable, secure homes. Whānau wellbeing is at the heart of this year’s Budget announcements for Māori.
Rotorua programme helps whānau buy homes
Inez White founded Indigenuity Limited, which is giving first homebuyers and whānau the help they need to own their own homes in Rotorua.
Speed-Dating for a Better Whare
More than a dozen whānau in Murihiku have safer and warmer homes after a day of speed dating with builders, insulators, roofers and finance experts.