The four main components of MAIHI are:

Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI)

Te Mauri o te whānau - Our principles

Whai Kāinga. Homes, not just houses.

The MAIHI Framework for Action recognises that a home is more than a house, it’s the foundation for wellbeing, prosperity and being able to live with dignity. The vision for MAIHI vision is that all whānau have:

  • access to warm, dry and safe homes, with the security of being able to stay in them for as long as is appropriate for their circumstances
  • connections to the services they need to be able to sustain their housing
  • opportunities to fully participate in their communities.

Looking at both immediate needs and long-term solutions

There are critical gaps for Māori in current mainstream housing solutions. MAIHI Framework for Action includes three key workstreams to:

  • Respond quickly to the immediate and urgent needs of whānau who are experiencing homelessness and housing stress.
  • Review current Crown policies and programmes to see what’s blocking solutions to Māori housing issues.
  • Reset systems and processes so the housing system provides fair and equitable solutions for Māori, by:
    • partnering with Māori on how solutions are designed and carried out
    • making sure that Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and settlements are upheld, past injustices are not repeated, and a contemporary Treaty partnership is set up so Māori can lead their housing solutions.

 See the MAIHI Framework for Action Cabinet Paper (PDF, 385 KB)