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Pacific Housing Initiative

Pacific Housing Initiative

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.

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.

In February 2021, MPP requested applications for Pacific organisations to deliver the Pacific Financial Capability Programme to Pacific people across the country. 15 organisations have been selected, specialising in budgeting and financial services, as well as general providers who offer financial literacy tools as part of their services.  

These selected providers are based around the country, in Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Levin, Porirua, Wellington, Christchurch, Levin and Dunedin.








Gisborne, Wellington, Christchurch

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

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 Housing Feasibility Support Service is part of the Ministry’s Pacific Housing Initiative.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is seeking registrations of interest from Pacific churches and other organisations to receive support to develop feasibility studies and business cases. The Pacific Housing Feasibility service will investigate opportunities to develop housing on land they own, or land they have identified that could be used as affordable housing for Pacific peoples.

Register your interest now

The Pacific Community Housing Provider (CHP) Registration Support Service is part of the Ministry’s Pacific Housing Initiative.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is seeking registrations of interest from existing Pacific organisations who have the aim of becoming a Social Housing Landlord and providing community housing services to their community. Organisations who are selected through the ROI will receive support through the Pacific CHP Registration Support service to achieve these aims.

Register your interest now