What we do
Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shapes the direction and work programmes for housing and urban development in Aotearoa New Zealand. We're working to make significant, long-term change, while also helping people and communities with their immediate needs.
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
Our work areas
Our people, leadership and how we work are critical to our success. We have six business groups, led by five Deputy Chief Executives and the Director of the Office of the Chief Executive.
Solutions Design and Implementation
Deputy Chief Executive - Anne Shaw
Solutions Design and Implementation designs the detailed policy, legislation and funding settings and tools needed to achieve our system priorities. Where HUD has an implementation role, Solutions Design and Implementation is also responsible for this, including setting up any new functions that are needed.
This group also maintains and reviews legislation, regulation and settings for specific tools and products.
Teams include Policy and Legislation Design, Service Design and Operational Policy, Programme Implementation, and the Community Housing Regulatory Authority.
Te Kāhui - Māori Housing
Deputy Chief Executive - Kararaina Calcott-Cribb
Te Kāhui - Māori Housing ensures that we have the dedicated capability and capacity to boost housing and urban development outcomes for Māori so that whānau can live in a way that connects them to their identity, language and culture, their whenua and whakapapa.
Part of this work has been the development of the MAIHI - Framework for Action and the MAIHI Partnerships Programme, MAIHI Ka Ora - the National Māori Housing Strategy and the Progressive Home Ownership programme.
Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI) puts Māori at the heart of the Aotearoa New Zealand's housing narrative, acknowledges the history of Māori housing and responds to these needs through kaupapa Māori approaches.
It provides an overarching framework for communities, iwi, providers and government agencies to continue to work together and make the housing and urban system-wide changes that will provide for Māori housing aspirations.
Read more about MAIHI
System Delivery and Performance
Deputy Chief Executive - Ben Dalton
System Delivery and Performance is responsible for managing and monitoring delivery, in conjunction with Te Kāhui – Māori Housing Solutions.
This group brings together delivery and supply functions, land acquisition and development, and the performance management of our contracts. It also leads procurement for the organisation.
Teams include Housing and Services Delivery, Land and Acquisition Development, Partnerships & Performance, and Procurement.
Deputy Chief Executive - Brad Ward
Organisational Performance supports the whole of HUD to drive efficiency and effectiveness, and contributes to the overall performance of the organisation.
Teams includes Finance, Legal, People and Community, Communications and Engagement, Ministerial Services, and Crown Entity Monitoring.
Intelligence and System Direction
Acting Deputy Chief Executive - Jo Hughes
Jo looks after our Intelligence and System Direction Group. She is a highly experienced leader with a deep understanding and passion for our kaupapa and its purpose. Jo was part of the initial Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga leadership team as DCE, Policy and Performance, and played a key role in supporting our establishment.
Jo has come to us from the Office of the Privacy Commission, where she spent close to two years in their leadership team, as Assistant Commissioner of Strategy and Insights. Jo and her team worked across the Office to ensure that their organisational strategy, priorities, and decision-making were evidence-based and intelligence-led and they brought a Te Ao Māori lens to privacy issues and practice.
Office of the Chief Executive
Director - Jo Hogg
The Office of the Chief Executive provides advice and support to the Chief Executive.
This group also supports our governance arrangements and risk management practices, and manages our organisational change implementation.
Teams includes Advisory Risk & Assurance, and Business Transformation.
Acts we administer
HUD is responsible for, or has a role in the administration of these 12 Acts of Parliament:
- Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013(external link)
- Housing Assets Transfer Act 1993(external link)
- Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020(external link)
- Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities Act 2019(external link)
- Public and Community Housing Management Act 1992(external link) - Parts 4 and 10 only
- Residential Tenancies Act 1986(external link) - Except section 87(1)
- The Point England Development Enabling Act 2017(external link)
- Unit Titles Act 2010(external link) - Except subpart 1 of Part 2 and subpart 1 of Part 4.
- Urban Development Act 2020(external link)
We work with three ministers across the housing and urban development portfolios:
- Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Housing
- Hon Peeni Henare, Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing)
- Hon Marama Davidson – Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness)
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.
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.
Our annual report outlines our progress each year and details our financial information.
Briefings to Incoming Ministers
We produce a Briefing to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) 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.
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.