About HUD

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for delivering the Government’s ambitious housing and urban development programme to:

  • end homelessness
  • make room for growth in our urban centres, and
  • help create thriving communities.

We're a new Ministry

HUD was formed on 1 October 2018, and brings together functions from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry of Social Development, along with the monitoring of Housing New Zealand and Tāmaki Redevelopment Company function from Treasury.

What we do

HUD is the Government’s lead advisor on housing and urban development.

We provide leadership across agencies to coordinate the social, economic and environmental aspects of housing and urban development.

We play a lead role in helping individuals, family and whānau have healthy, secure and affordable homes that meet their needs. We want to create thriving communities that connect to the places people live, work, learn and play.

What we do

Our Ministers

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development is the Honourable Phil Twyford.

The Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development is Hon Jenny Salesa

The Ministers are supported by a leadership team who collaborate to set and guide HUD’s strategic direction.

Leadership team

The HUD Ministerial Advisory Group works with the Minister on policy and communications across a range of urban and housing issues.

HUD Ministerial Advisory Group

Work at HUD

We're a new Ministry with an exciting and challenging range of career opportunities for talented people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Work at HUD

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