- Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust and Pirihima Lands Trust start their papakainga to build 6 Kaumatua homes in October 2014
- Ngati Kahu Te Pura Lands Trust start their papakainga to build 6 Kaumatua Home sand 6 Whanau Homes in October 2014
- Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc start thrie papakainga to build 12 whanau homes in October 2014.
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An excellent conference held in Nelson this year to find out more www.communityhousing.org.nz
AHURI held their bi-annual housing conference in Adelaide this year. We attended along with approximately 600 delegates. A small contingent from NZ were there but most delegates were from Australia and the UK. Some very interesting presentations on the Australian model of National Rent Assistance Scheme and insights into challenges on that front. Also some helpful presentations on the wrap around services models that have been succesful and we got to see some innovative affordable housing projects in and around the city including Christie Walk an eco housing development in the middle of town.
As part of the Maori Housing Strategy a new Maori Housing Policy unit has been established in MBIE to find out more contact Mahi Paurini, Housing Policy Maori at MBIE Mahi.Paurini@mbie.govt.nz
Established - Rgt Hon Minister Turia has establsihed a national Maori Housing Advisory Group made up of Maori who are involved in housing to develop a national Maori housing strategy and provide feedback on the review of the Social Housing Unit and a review of current housing products.
While on our travels we also met up with trustees and operationsl staff at the Aboriginal Housing Trust in Melbourne who own 70 affordable homes and manage 1500 affordable govt homes. We discussed the transition of govt properties to housing providers to understand the challenges and also challenges with transitioning tenants from govt housing to social housing provider managed housing. All very interesting stuff.
An excellent conference held in Whanganui this year. Stay tuned for updates on the next one in 2016 to be held in Tauranga.
The National Maori Housing Strategydeveloped by MBIE and guided by an Advisory Group made of up Maori housing provider practicitioners was recently released in July 2014. The strategy provides 6 clear directions for government to improve Maori wellbeing through housing led initiatives. To find out more highlight and press ctrl enter on this link - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/he-whare-%C4%81huru-he-oranga-t%C4%81ngata-m%C4%81ori-housing-strategy-launched
For Maori economic development initiatives is administered by MBIE and they are calling for proposals, closing 18 December.