New Ministry brings leadership and focus to housing

Oct 1, 2018 | News

Phil Twyford says the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will help the Government build New Zealand out of the national housing crisis and restore the basic right tohealthy, affordable housing for all New Zealanders.

“Housing and urban development is too important to New Zealand, and too complex an area to remain split across government agencies. We need one single, strong organisation to lead across agencies and across the housing and urban development system.

“We need to focus government efforts because the housing shortage is hurting New Zealanders. Too many people are homeless, in poor quality housing or locked out of home ownership.”

HUD will implement the Government’s ambitious housing and urban development programme to end homelessness, make housing affordable and make cities more liveable.

The new Ministry unites a range of previously fragmented housing policy, funding and regulatory functions from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – including Kiwibuild – the Ministry of Social Development and Treasury.

It will develop strong capability in urban development and will drive urban development strategies to create the spaces, services and infrastructure that thriving communities need.

“We’re building communities and cities for the future so high-quality urban development is a priority. All New Zealanders should be able to live in healthy, affordable homes in communities connected to where they live, work, learn and play,” Phil Twyford said.

The Ministry of Social Development will continue to be the place for people to come if they are homeless or urgently need a place to stay, or need access to public housing and other types of support.

http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1810/HUD_Factsheet_1_October.pdf

Recent articles

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Human Rights Commission releases troubling indicators on habitability, COVID-19 RESPONSE, First funds released from council housing reserve, Seven-point plan released to tackle cost of living, Community Finance nominated for top industry award, In the News, Events,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 19 April 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 19 April 2022

Haere rā to Brennan Rigby, Manager of Systems Shift, And the Supreme Business Excellence Award goes to…, CHA and Community Finance highlighted as leading housing systems change, Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards finalised, Practical Actions on Climate Change,...

Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place Report 2017

Our Place Report 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases

News

Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc. Notes for presentation at Tenancy Management Community of Practice Nov 2021 Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenancy Management COP November 2021 summary

tenancy-management-cop-november-2021-summary The final Tenancy Management Community of Practice for 2021 was held via zoom on 11th November 2021. This Community of Practice is relevant for advocates, practitioners, navigators and tenancy managers involved in...

Newsletters

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Human Rights Commission releases troubling indicators on habitability, COVID-19 RESPONSE, First funds released from council housing reserve, Seven-point plan released to tackle cost of living, Community Finance nominated for top industry award, In the News, Events,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 19 April 2022

Haere rā to Brennan Rigby, Manager of Systems Shift, And the Supreme Business Excellence Award goes to…, CHA and Community Finance highlighted as leading housing systems change, Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards finalised, Practical Actions on Climate Change,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 4 April 2022

Welcome to Justin Latif, CHA's new Communications Lead, COVID-19 Response, Ministry for the Environment releases draft National Medium Density Design Guide, Fair Pay Agreement Bill update, Update on the Incorporated Societies Bill, In The News, Events, Community...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 March 2022

COVID-19 RESPONSE, From bank overdraft debt repayment plan and into a 'rent-to-own' place of their own, Homelessness Action Plan 18 Month Review, In the News, EVENTS, Sector Call online zoom on Property Management Regulations, Property Council New Zealand -...

Submissions

Legislation

Reports

Research

Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

support@communityhousing.org.nz

Follow On