What we do

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand’s housing and urban development work programme.  We are responsible for strategy, policy, funding, monitoring and regulation of New Zealand’s housing and urban development system.

We’re working to:

  • address homelessness
  • increase public and private housing supply
  • modernise rental laws and rental standards
  • increase access to affordable housing, for people to rent and buy
  • support quality urban development and thriving communities.

We're not doing this work alone. We work closely with other central and local government agencies, the housing sector, communities and iwi.

Acts administered by HUD

We are responsible for the administration of 9 Acts of Parliament:

  • Housing Act 1955
  • Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 - This Act has been partially repealed.
  • Housing Assets Transfer Act 1993
  • Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020
  • Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities Act 2019
  • Public and Community Housing Management Act 1992 - Parts 4 and 10 only
  • Residential Tenancies Act 1986
  • Retirement Villages Act 2003 - Except section 87(1)
  • Riccarton Racecourse Development Enabling Act 2016
  • Unit Titles Act 2010 - Except subpart 1 of Part 2 and subpart 1 of Part 4.
  • Urban Development Act 2020

Official Information Act requests

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) enables people in New Zealand to make a request for official information held by government agencies, including HUD.

Published: May 18, 2020

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