What is funded 

The types of projects that may be funded through He Taupua include:  

  • preparation of a housing strategy, business case or feasibility study to support a housing development  
  • strengthening internal capability through training or resources, to prepare an organisation to deliver housing supply  
  • project management, facilitation or co-ordination to support a housing supply initiative  
  • undertaking a whānau needs assessment to determine housing demand.  

Who can apply  

Organisations applying for funding through He Taupua must: 

  • be an iwi, hapū or Māori entity.  
  • demonstrate strength in kaupapa Māori approaches or service delivery models that:  
    • engage and work collaboratively to meet the housing needs within their local Māori community  
    • develop and deliver options and solutions ranging from renting through to home ownership for whānau Māori  
    • are connected to viable opportunities to build on land (either Māori freehold land or general titled land) owned by a Māori entity 
    • provide support to improve the housing situation of whānau Māori who are homeless or dealing with housing insecurity. 

Projects funded through He Taupua 




The Proprietors of Matauri X Incorporation 

Hiring new employees to support operational management, commercial, governance, strategic planning, funding and administration functions. 


Te Pūtahi-Nui-O-Rehua Trust 

Increasing capacity and capability to decrease homelessness, increase housing security and to support whānau to be well and fully engaged in the communities that they live in. Funding provided for engagement of a Project Manager to coordinate the Project and develop the organisational infrastructure specifically focused on housing, trades, and mātauranga Māori. Also, engagement of consultants to develop a Scope of works for papakāinga development and financial management plan.” 


Aupōri, Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa Trust 

To investigate the feasibility of the construction of 32 dwellings (for a mix of social housing rentals, transitional housing and supported whānau home ownership) on Your property in Awanui, Far North District (the Awanui Housing Project). 


Ngāti Hine Health Trust Board 

In order to provide for more bespoke housing solutions for the rohe, data and insights will be gathered from multiple sources to understand the housing needs and aspirations of the community. 


He Puna Marama Charitable Trust 

To establish a Housing One Stop Shop (HOSS) for whānau Māori who live in the Whangarei City and surrounding district, providing whānau with a single place to access information and support on all things Housing related. 


He Puna Marama Charitable Trust 

To engage with a residential development manager to undertake a development plan and feasibility assessment for the delivery of 12-15 homes on proposed site 60 View Road, Hikurangi. A copy of the report is to be provided to HUD by 20 June 2022. 


Ngāti Hine Health Trust Board 

To develop and then implement a joined-up Te Tai Tokerau Iwi-Māori Housing Strategy for the Tai Tokerau region. The Te Tai Tokerau Iwi-Māori Housing Strategy will support Iwi-Māori of Te Tai Tokerau to collectively develop and deliver a housing strategy with a priority focus to increase the pace and scale of fit for purpose housing supply in Te Tai Tokerau. 


He Korowai Trust 

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 





Kahui Tu Kaha Limited (Te Koiora Project) 

Hiring a Training and Development Manager and organising three hui for service providers focused on improving Kaupapa Māori homelessness services. 


Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust South Auckland 

Hiring new employees to boost the Trust’s ability to respond to both short and medium-term housing need in the community, in line with the Whānau Ora initiative work. 


Makaurau Marae Māori Trust 

Development of a Ngāti Te Ahiwaru Housing Strategy.  Appointment of a hapū/community lead project manager and project team (and expert advisors as required). 


Kāhui Tū Kaha Limited 

Support to deal with homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 


Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki Whenua Limited 

Hiring a specialist housing project/programme manager and consultants/kaupapa Māori researchers to establish a baseline of housing/needs analysis and aspirations for Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Iwi. 


Bay of Plenty 



Te Tuinga Whānau Support Services Trust 

Hiring new employees to deliver Te Moemoea Programme and provide cultural liaison expertise.   


Manawa Community Housing Trust 

To undertake technical feasibility that includes engaging financial and legal services to support the development of a leasehold Progressive Home Ownership product that ensures home ownership affordability and provides land tenue security for the Trust. 


Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust 

Build the provider's capability to implement three pilot programmes in the Tūwharetoa Kāinga Strategy through the appointment of an FTE to provide advice and advocacy; and facilitate repairs, maintenance and residential builds. 


Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iho Ake Trust 

Increasing capability to become a registered Community Housing Provider in Rotorua through the appointment of a qualified FTE to prepare and submit a business case and other necessary documentation. 


Visions of a Helping Hand 

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 


Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue - Housing First Rotorua 

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 


Ko Te Tuara Totara of Fordlands Incorporated 

Appointment of two full-time employees: Housing Strategist to develop the housing strategy and Housing Co-ordinator to work in partnership with Kāinga Ora and others to create generational change through healthy, affordable and stable Housing. 


Kokohinau Papakāinga Trust 

Appointment of two employees to build the capability of the Property Manager for the Kokohinau Papakāinga; and hiring governance consultants to deliver Trust governance training and complete a full governance structure review. 


The Proprietors of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks  

Research project into whānau housing needs, including appointing two to three new emplolyees to engage with whānau and consultants/contractors to help with surveying, data analysis, and report writing. 


Matekuare Whānau Trust  

Appointment of seven part-time workers for a year to build the capability to address homelessness issues within Te Matekuare community. Engagement of consultants for report writing on the Tawhitiwhiti Papakāinga Te Whaiti development; and funding to hold wananga. 


WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust 

Increase the provider's capability to partner with Awhina Services and Waka Wakamua Trust on the Nāku Kāinga project.  The project will build, buy and manage 100 whare in Rotorua and 90 in Tauranga to help with the response to homelessness. 





Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust 

Hire new employees to support: 
(a) development of the Korowai Manaaki Housing Strategy, policies and procedures for a Kaupapa Māori wrap-around model of culturally responsive best practices; and 
(b) development of a Progressive Home Ownership Toolkit resource for Māori Providers which will include a Kaupapa Māori approach. 


Te Whāriki Manawahine o Hauraki Incorporated 

Hiring new employees to support project management and the development of a housing strategy.  


Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust 

Hiring new staff to deliver the Kāinga Rua programme, provide onsite management and cultural support and to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of Kāinga Rua to build Kāinga Ora – well whānau.  


Matawhaanui Trust  

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 


Raukawa Settlement Trust Limited 

Hiring contractors and consultants to deliver an Iwi-Led Collective Housing Programme focusing on kaupapa Māori approaches to deliver holistic community housing developments and support solutions tailored to whānau. 


Hawke’s Bay 



K3 Development Limited Partnership 

Hiring a new employee and consultants to deliver the Whakatū Whare - Building Homes project and complete technical design reports including research on Māori housing aspirations for whānau. 


Manawatu – Whanganui 



Tūpoho Investments Limited Whānganui 

Hire a new employee to work on Tūpoho Housing Pathway development initiatives as part of Tūpoho: Toi  Tū Te Kāinga (which includes transitional, social, kaumātua and papakāinga housing). 


Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui ā Orotū 

To build capability to support the Ahuriri Housing Strategy for whānau, marae, hapū trusts and incorporations through Te Whanganui ā Orotū. 


Ngaurukehu A10 Section 3 and other blocks Incorporated 

This project supports the development of a Housing Strategy (including a whānau needs assessment) and Business Case to advance the aspiration of Ngaurukehu Inc to provide affordable housing on Māori land, connecting marae and local environs with the community of Aromoho. 


Te Ranga Māro Charitable Trust 

To undertake a Residential Development Plan and Feasibility Assessment for the delivery of 15 homes on proposed site 58-88 Botanical Road, Highbury, Palmerston North. 


Te Tahua Trust 

This project will support You to undertake a whānau needs assessment and develop their own housing strategy which will then link into the broader Tararua District Council’s Housing Strategy through their own partnership with the Tararua District Council. 

Additionally, this project will advance two feasibility studies for housing solutions projects with Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua marae. 


Tūpoho-Iwi and Community Social Services  

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 





Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Poneke Community Services 

Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. 


Te Roopu Awhina Ki Porirua Trust 

Hire new employees to work with stakeholders and partners to address homelessness and overcrowding in the Porirua area.  The new employees will provide project management support, research analysis/ design and data collection. 





Ngāti Tama Ki te Waipounamu Trust 

Hire a new employee to develop a collective governance structure (for a charitable trust/board) including an implementation plan to increase the capability to deliver housing solutions and support services tailored for whānau in Te Tau Ihu (using kaupapa Māori approaches, led by Iwi, supported by specialist delivery partners).