Setting the strategic direction

We’ve created a long-term plan for housing and urban development, through the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) and MAIHI Ka Ora – the National Māori Housing Strategy. Together they provide a shared vision and direction for housing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Read more about MAIHI Ka Ora

Read more about GPS-HUD

Acts we administer 

HUD is responsible for, or has a role in the administration of these 11 Acts of Parliament: 

Our ministers 

We work with two ministers across the housing and urban development portfolios:

  • Hon Chris Bishop, Minister of Housing
  • Hon Tama Potaka, Associate Minister of Housing (Social Housing)

 Working with partners and stakeholders 

Everything we do is based on partnership and collaboration, we can’t do it alone.  

We partner and collaborate with critical groups across the housing and urban development system: 

  • iwi and Māori, who are best placed to deliver effective housing and urban solutions for Māori communities 
  • Community Housing Providers, who play an important role in delivering long-term, affordable housing, through rental, mixed-tenure or progressive home ownership solutions 
  • social sector organisation, which support government to prevent and respond to homelessness and provide community support services 
  • local government, which promotes the social, economic and environmental and cultural wellbeing of their communities now and into the future 
  • the private sector, which plays the largest role in funding, financing, designing, constructing, delivering and maintaining the built environment.  

We work with other Ministries and government departments to make sure we’re working together across government in a coordinated way.  

Corporate publications 

Our annual reports, Briefings to Incoming Ministers and Statements of Strategic Intentions give more information on our strategy, what we’re working on, and how we’re tracking. 

Annual reports 

Our annual report outlines our progress each year and details our financial information.

Annual Report 2022-2023  (PDF, 25 MB)

Annual Report 2021-2022 (PDF, 7.9 MB)

Annual Report 2020-2021 

Annual Report 2019-2020 

Annual Report 2018-2019 

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIM)

We produce a Briefing to Incoming Ministers (BIM) after a general election or a change in minister. The BIM provides an introduction to the housing and urban development portfolio and summarises key policy issues. 

Briefing to Incoming Ministers - November 2023 (PDF, 9.7 MB)

Briefing to Incoming Ministers – November 2020 

Briefing to Incoming Minister – July 2019 

Statement of Strategic Intentions 

Our Statement of Strategic Intentions outlines why housing and urban development matters to Aotearoa New Zealand. It summarises our strategic intentions and outlines our plans for organisational developments. 

HUD Statement of Strategic Intentions 2021 - 2026

HUD Statement of Strategic Intentions 2019 - 2023