Pacific peoples are disproportionately affected by the housing crisis, experiencing some of the worst housing outcomes of any population in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Te Manatū mō ngā Iwi ō Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa/the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) have worked collaboratively to develop a strategy that develops coordinated action aross the system.  

Fale mo Aiga means ‘houses for families’, reflecting the strategy’s strong focus on home ownership as a means of generating intergenerational wealth and achieving security of tenure, an aspiration for many Pacific peoples that was clearly expressed in Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou.  

Fale mo Aiga supports Pacific families wherever they are in their housing journey, whether they are in public housing, renting, or looking to buy a home. 

It looks to build the capability and capacity of the Pacific sector to provide a range of ‘by Pacific, for Pacific’ housing services and contributes to 

  • the cross-government Pacific Wellbeing Strategy, and  
  • the shared vision and direction set out in the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD), that “everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand lives in a home, and within a community, that meets their needs and aspirations.”