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.

Published: Rāpare, 30 Haratua, 2019 | Thursday, 30 May 2019

The additional funding will allow 300 whānau to access Sorted Kāinga Ora workshops, 100 more homes per annum will be repaired through the community led housing repair programmes, and 10 more homes will be built per annum on papakāinga.

The Sorted Kāinga Ora workshops build whānau financial capability to achieve their housing aspirations and were developed jointly by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Commission for Financial Capability.

A whānau-centred approach recognises the needs, strengths and diverse aspirations of whānau and communities. It supports whānau and Māori to be self-determining.

Te Puni Kōkiri works in partnership with whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū to help them achieve their housing and wider aspirations for whānau and community.

The Māori Development initiatives in Budget 2019 support whānau aspirations to live in a healthy home, develop their whenua, have increased opportunities for employment and to revive te reo Māori.