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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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What's new

Housing register underscores importance of reform
20 January 2017

Emergency housing initiative supporting struggling New Zealanders
19 January 2017

Market sounding open for social housing transfer in Christchurch
16 December 2016

Market sounding is under way for the Government’s proposal to transfer up to 2500 social houses in Christchurch to community housing providers.

MSD’s 2016 Purchasing Strategy
13 December 2016

New social housing For vulnerable families
9 December 2016

More long-term Auckland social housing places
6 December 2016

More funding for Auckland relocation scheme
5 December 2016

More than 150 households have taken up the offer of financial help to move from Auckland to other regions, improving their own living arrangements and freeing up valuable social housing for others.

Ministers’ announce more social housing in Auckland
23 November 2016

Ministers’ announce new social housing complex in partnership with local iwi in Auckland on Crown land. A complex of 120 apartments consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All the homes will be retained by Housing NZ for social housing.


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.