Our work areas

HUD works across the housing and urban development system in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our work is divided into five programme areas.

Intelligence and System Direction

Deputy Chief Executive - Stephanie Rowe

Intelligence and System Direction actively sets our priorities for the housing and urban development system and drives work with others across HUD and the system to achieve outcomes. 

The group has a dedicated focus on: 

  • the system as a whole, in the medium- to long-term;  
  • the policy settings and key work programmes that are needed to achieve our priorities for the system; and  
  • embedding our system response in places. 

Teams include System Insights and Strategy, System Direction, and Place-based Strategy. 

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 required. 

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 works 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.

It works closely with:

  • Whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
  • Other agencies across the housing system.

This collaborative approach has led to developing the MAIHI - Framework for Action and the MAIHI Partnerships Programme, the 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.

The Māori Housing Strategy is 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.

It leads the Progressive Home Ownership programme, which works with housing providers, iwi and Māori organisations to support individuals and whānau who have been priced out of the market into homeownership.

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. The group also leads out on procurement for the organisation.  

Teams include Housing and Services Delivery, Land and Acquisition Development, Partnerships & Performance, and Procurement. 

Organisational Performance

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. The functions within Organisational Performance interact directly with all other functions internally, enabling and supporting their work.  

Teams includes Finance, Legal, People and Community, Communications and Engagement, Ministerial Services, and Crown Entity Monitoring.  

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 (including private secretaries), Risk & Assurance, and Business Transformation.  

Published: September 23, 2021