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Applications for Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga open 20 October

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Applications for Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga investment open on 20 October through Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Te Puni Kōkiri.

The fund provides $730 million of investment and support for Māori to determine their own housing solutions. The investment combines previously announced funding from Budget 2021 ($380m) and the Māori Infrastructure Fund ($350m).

Start your application by visiting the Whai Kāinga, Whai Oranga page.

Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga has two pathways for allocating investment.

  • The Project Pathway opens on 20 October and is nationwide with a focus on deliverability and readiness of delivery partners.
  • The Programme Pathway opens next year. This pathway focuses on delivery through regional partners.

Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga and MAIHI Ka Ora the National Māori Housing Strategy

The recently released MAIHI Ka Ora the National Māori Housing Strategy puts in place a long-term plan to work in partnership with Iwi and Māori to deliver on this vision by focusing on our shared priorities. One of those priorities identified is the need to grow and invest in Māori Housing Supply.

MAIHI Ka Ora, speaks directly to supporting whānau, hapū, iwi and the Māori housing sector providers with housing aspirations.

In the development of MAIHI Ka Ora, the Whai Kainga Whai Oranga investment demonstrates the government is committed to creating space for Māori-led local solutions – especially when delivering housing at scale.

Whai Kainga Whai Oranga also helps creates that space to allow Māori housing solutions to thrive. Together, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Te Puni Kōkiri is investing in an existing pipeline of Māori led developments and repairs to address immediate need.

Visit the MAIHI Ka Ora – National Māori Housing Strategy page

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Published: October 15, 2021

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