The Pacific Housing initiative is part of a government response to the growing housing needs of Pacific people in Aotearoa.
The Wellbeing Budget 2020 provides up to $41.315 million that the Ministry will distribute over the next four years to lay the foundations and provide skills required for Pacific peoples to gain improved housing conditions and home ownership.
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The Pacific Housing initiative aims to deliver change across four streams:
- Building financial literacy services to strengthen Pacific families to be able to cope with significant economic shocks, and support savings towards home ownership.
- Building Pacific organisations by increasing the number of Pacific organisations able to deliver improved housing to Pacific families and communities.
- Building affordable homes to support to Pacific organisations to partner and build affordable homes for Pacific families and to create more employment opportunities required to build the homes.
- Regional migration opportunities for Pacific peoples to create their own success outside of metropolitan cities through regional migration.
The Pacific Financial Capability Fund was available in February 2021 for organisations to deliver Financial Building Capability Services to 1,200 Pacific families and communities over the next four years.
The Pacific Community Housing Provider Registration Programme was open for applications in February 2021 for a provider to support up to six Pacific organisations to build their capability to become registered Community Housing Providers over an initial term of two years.