Social Housing Reform Programme (SHRP)

The Social Housing Reform Programme

The Social Housing Reform Programme will increase the supply of social housing in New Zealand. It builds on a number of measures taken over recent years to provide more New Zealanders in need with quality and affordable housing. The key objectives of the programme are:

  • Ensure social housing is the right design and size, and in the right place for people who need it
  • Increase affordable housing supply
  • Ensure people who need housing support can get it and receive social services that meet their needs
  • Encourage and develop more diverse ownership of social housing, with more innovation and responsiveness to tenants and communities
  • Help social housing tenants to independence, as appropriate.

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Partners sought to manage emergency housing
12 October 2016

The Government is seeking partners to manage emergency housing and provide support services for tenants in the next step in its plan to increase the number of emergency places throughout New Zealand.

Transitional housing development Luke Street, Otahuhu, Auckland
30 September 2016

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced a transitional housing development in Luke Street, Otahuhu, Auckland. This initiative forms part of the Government’s comprehensive response to the emergency and temporary housing shortage for vulnerable people and families. Once complete in early 2017, the development will provide temporary homes up to than 250 people.

Pictured: Local kaumatua, with HNZ staff and HNZ CE Andrew McKenzie (far right), bless the site at Luke Street, Otahuhu, Auckland, early morning Monday 10 October 2016. Construction will begin in November on a 51-home development to provide transitional housing for vulnerable families

More emergency housing contracted throughout New Zealand
20 September 2016

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced that MSD has secured contracts with over 30 providers for around 760 emergency housing places throughout New Zealand at any one time.

More social housing for Auckland
16 September 2016

Ministers Bill English and Nick Smith have launched Stage Two of a mixed (social housing, affordable and market) housing development for Northcote, in Auckland

$24.4m more for Auckland social housing
Release 6 September 2016

The Government is giving an extra $24.4 million to community housing providers to increase the supply of social housing in Auckland.

Data on social housing

This data will help with a better understanding of the social-housing sector, and inform parties who may be interested in playing a greater role in social housing and related services.

This information on the social-housing sector is provided for general information. It should not be relied upon for any legal or commercial purposes, and the Crown accepts no responsibility for any consequences resulting from reliance on this information.