Te Maihi o te Whare Māori MAIHI & Māori housing

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry for Housing and Urban Development is committed to advancing the housing and urban development outcomes of Māori. 

Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI) - Framework for Action

Supporting iwi and Māori to find and keep safe, secure, healthy and affordable housing is essential to reducing the numbers of Māori becoming homeless.

MAIHI sets a precedent for working in partnership with Māori and was developed with input from key partners across the Māori housing community. MAIHI requires that Government agencies work together collaboratively through a single door approach to increase housing supply that tends to whānau needs, prevents homelessness and works to improve Māori housing security. In addition, opportunities to partner through housing projects that connect skills, training and enterprise will realise the value of long-term sustainable outcomes for whānau and their communities.

MAIHI was solidified through the MAIHI Ka Ora, the National Māori Housing strategy, launched in 2021. The strategy takes the MAIHI Framework which drives a whole of system approach, and elevates it to provide the strategic direction for the whole Māori housing system.

Te Kāhui Kāinga Ora – a dedicated Māori housing group

Māori are disproportionately impacted by the housing crisis and have been for generations. Aotearoa needs large-scale change, with a specific focus on Māori housing, across the housing system.

Te Kāhui Kāinga Ora is our Māori housing group, which exists to provide strong, coordinated leadership and programmes across government. We’re working to advance Māori housing outcomes, in partnership with:

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

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

Published: October 6, 2021