What funding is available and what has been delivered

What Māori Housing funds does Te Puni Kōkiri have?

In 2020/21 Te Puni Kōkiri manages $28.060 million to support investments in the following focus areas:

  • repair homes owned and occupied by low income whānau Māori, - usually multiple homes within a community
  • support the development of new houses for whānau, usually on papakāinga – papakāinga workshops, papakāinga planning, infrastructure, and construction of rental homes
  • build the capability of whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū to respond to Māori housing aspirations.

In 2020/21 Te Puni Kōkiri is also managing funding for these specific projects:

  • the final year of Te Ara Mauwhare, which are trials of new models to assist low to median income whānau Māori to move toward home ownership ($9 million over 2017/18 to 2020/21)
  • $5.860m to support the Hastings Place-Based initiative that will see 20 whānau homes assessed and repaired, at least 22 affordable rental homes built on papakāinga, and at least 17 other Māori Land sites supported with infrastructure to enable whānau to build their own homes.

Whareponga X papakāinga, in Ruatoria

Current funding status:

2020/21 Te Puni Kōkiri housing investments - Update following COVID-19 (19 June 2020)

Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to continuing to support whānau Māori to live in healthy, affordable and secure homes.  Since the Network was launched in October 2015, demand for support from whānau has increased exponentially.

To date Te Puni Kōkiri has approved funding of more than $100 million to:

  • repair homes owned and occupied by whānau Māori - usually multiple homes within a community
  • support the development of new houses for whānau, usually on papakāinga – papakāinga workshops, papakāinga planning, infrastructure, and construction of rental homes
  • build the capability of whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū to respond to Māori housing aspirations.

For 2020/21 demand across the rohe has far exceeded the amount of funding Te Puni Kōkiri has available.  Alongside this, the impact of COVID-19 has required us to refine our priorities for immediate investments. This has meant Te Puni Kōkiri cannot fund every proposal that has been submitted, as much as we would like to.

Rotopounamu 1B3A2C Ahu Whenua Trust Papakāinga, Clive

Our 2020/21 funding for papakāinga and new whānau homes is currently fully committed.  More funding may become available in November 2020.  Applications already received plus any new applications received before November will be reprioritised and reconsidered at this time.

Our 2020/21 funding for repairs to whānau homes has been allocated to regions, to invest with community-based rōpū who will coordinate repair programmes.  Regional teams can put you in touch with the rōpū who are coordinating the repair assessments and repair of homes in your rohe.

Our 2020/21 funding for Sorted Kainga Ora programme has been allocated to regions, to invest with rōpū who have certified facilitators ready to deliver these programmes in the community.  Regional teams can advise you when these programmes are being offered in your region and put you in touch with the rōpū to register your interest to attend.

Te Puni Kōkiri wants to encourage whānau and rōpū Māori to continue to explore opportunities to achieve their housing aspirations. We want to continue to support this. The first point of contact for housing assistance, including immediate needs, is the Te Puni Kōkiri regional office.  Our staff will provide support directly or connect you with other services and agencies who can help.

Te Puni Kōkiri is continually looking for partner agencies to support whānau housing aspirations. If we are unable to help you with financial assistance right now, we may be able to help you with information, advice and referrals to other agencies and potential sources of funding. Please contact your regional office to find out more.

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Funding Recipients

Find out which initiatives have received Te Puni Kōkiri funding.

New approvals by Region as at 30 June 2019

The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 340 projects approved by Te Puni Kōkiri between 3 October 2015 and 30 June 2019. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2020/21. 

2019/20 Financial year approvals will be published soon.

Region Total value of projects
approved
% of total
funding
Count of
projects
Te Tai Tokerau $ 20,547,243.70 22% 44
Tāmaki Makaurau $ 5,797,283.10 6% 17
Waikato-Waiariki  $ 19,136,432.06 21% 95
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti  $19,161,943.20 21% 64
Te Tai Hauāuru  $18,125,406.27 20% 92
Te Waipounamu  $7,054,139.50 8% 20
National  $1,636,418.00 2% 8
Grand Total  $ 91,458,865.83 100% 340

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Investment by Financial Year

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