Source: New Zealand Herald
A fund for Māori housing has been given a $12.6 million boost in
a pre-Budget announcement.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said the new
funding of $12.6 million over four years would bring the Māori
Housing Network's funding to $17.6 million a year for Māori housing
That network was set up last year to help fund Māori groups
developing affordable housing in areas of high need, and improving
current housing for Māori. That included funding for infrastructure
such as roading, water, and sewerage systems on Māori land used for
"The Māori Housing Network is about ensuring whānau have access
to safe, secure and healthy homes which in turn improve their
health and wellbeing."
Mr Flavell said since it was launched last October, the fund had
been used to help build 42 affordable rental homes, repair the
homes of 165 whānau and fund infrastructure on Māori land which was
used for social and affordable housing and papakāinga housing for
He said more than a third of New Zealanders considered to be
severely deprived of housing are Māori.