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Public Housing Plan

The Public Housing Plan sets out the Government’s public housing supply intentions for the next four years. The 2021-2024 plan provides information about the location and number of an additional 8,000 public and transitional housing places that will be delivered by June 2024. It builds on the 2018 Public Housing Plan. 

A deliberate, place-based and kaupapa Māori approach

The Public Housing Plan focuses on building new houses with Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities leading the delivery. It is taking a deliberate, place-based and MAIHI (Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action) approach, collaborating with our partners in the community to develop and implement joined-up local solutions where the need for public housing is urgent. MAIHI supports kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred approaches to enable delivery for Māori by Māori.

We expect to see:

  • greater collaborative partnerships between the Ministry, Kāinga Ora, iwi and Māori, Community Housing Providers, local government and the construction industry
  • more new public housing in regional centres and towns where housing demand is growing fastest, alongside delivery in main centres
  • more place based and MAIHI approaches and targeted responses to different housing needs—especially for Māori
  • an increase in the number of new build public housing and a progressive decrease in the proportion of private market homes leased for public housing.

Overview of the current and planned housing supply

The Public Housing Plan is the Government’s key response to the increasing demand for public housing across New Zealand over the next four years.

Supply is needed at scale in locations across regional New Zealand, not just main centres. This will require a step change in delivery in some regional centres and towns where there is urgent need for housing.

 

2018

2020

2022

2024

Northland

Public housing

2,041

2,162

2,247

2,557

Transitional housing

139

166

273

311

Auckland

Public housing

30,772

33,300

35,223

37,623

Transitional housing

949

1,273

2,040

2,653

Bay of Plenty

Public housing

2,661

2,855

3,045

3,485

Transitional housing

199

233

412

504

East Coast

Public housing

4,046

4,133

4,409

4,869

Transitional housing

252

380

548

716

Waikato

Public housing

4,410

4,739

4,781

5,371

Transitional housing

112

208

468

540

Central

Public housing

2,312

2,337

2,574

2,834

Transitional housing

60

114

205

232

Taranaki

Public housing

1,271

1,254

1,326

1,426

Transitional housing

19

25

56

60

Wellington

Public housing

8,565

8,864

9,429

10,009

Transitional housing

209

323

534

615

West Coast/Tasman

Public housing

1,447

1,485

1,662

1,882

Transitional housing

63

70

143

171

Canterbury

Public housing

7,534

8,246

8,289

8,739

Transitional housing

272

342

546

637

Southern

Public housing

1,869

1,883

1,993

2,183

Transitional housing

67

100

175

202

TOTAL

Public housing

67,228

71,319

75,278

81,278

Transitional housing

2,341

3,234

5,400

6,641

Total public housing places for 2018 and 2020 include 300 and 61 places where addresses were unable to be assigned a geocode and could not be allocated to a region. As such, they are not included. In previous reporting, these have been included in the category other/unknown. These places have been carried through to the total public housing figures for 2022 and 2024.

Public Housing Plan 2021-2024

Download the Public Housing Plan for more detail on the location and number of additional public housing places.

Public Housing Plan 2018-2022

The Public Housing Plan 2018-2022 set out the Government’s plan for increasing public housing supply between 2018 to 2022. The Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 builds on this plan by outlining the distribution of the additional 6,000 public and 2,000 transitional homes announced in Budget 2020.

Published: January 22, 2021

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