Te Puni Kōkiri supports individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū with funding, information, advice and practical support to achieve their housing aspirations.
Last updated: Rāmere, 19 Haratua, 2023 | Friday, 19 May 2023
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Budget 23 Funding
Budget 23 is investing a further $75 million to support Māori housing initiatives delivered through Te Puni Kōkiri.
- $50 million – over four years – supports Māori-led housing supply, capability, and repairs. This investment will maintain momentum created through locally led housing solutions such as Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga.
- $25 million – supports critical repairs to weather-impacted Māori-owned homes. This funding will be allocated to affected regions to enable repairs to homes significantly affected by the North Island weather events, with a focus on supporting uninsured, low-income whānau Māori.
For more information about our housing kaupapa, please contact your nearest regional office.
Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga
Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga combines investment from Budget 2021 ($380m) and the Māori Infrastructure Fund ($350m) into a $730m Māori housing fund. This is the largest single investment ever in Māori Housing.
Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga is jointly delivered by Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga (HUD). This kaupapa allows iwi and Government to expand existing programmes at pace and scale for immediate delivery, improve housing quality through repairs and look at new models for delivering Māori housing.
Te Puni Kōkiri funding
Through Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga funding, Te Puni Kōkiri received an extra $138.6 million. This brings the total about amount of funding available for Māori Housing at Te Puni Kōkiri to $256.8 million over four years.
This increased funding supports the delivery of new housing supply through our iwi prototypes and expands on the delivery of papakāinga and repairs through the existing Māori housing programme.
Funding available for 2022/23 Māori Housing investments - Update as at September 2022
Demand across the rohe has far exceeded the amount of funding Te Puni Kōkiri has available in 2022/23, even with our additional Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga funding. We anticipate that our current applications for Papakāinga projects, feasibility studies, repairs and capability building will exceed available funding for 2022/23.
Although you may not receive funding this year, we encourage you to register your interest for future funding with your local Te Puni Kōkiri regional office. Funding applications received in 2022 that are unable to be funded will be reprioritised and reconsidered for investment in 2023/24.