Our Social Housing Plan

Amy Adams Alfred Ngaro HNZC Social Housing

The National-led Government is helping vulnerable New Zealanders in need of a warm, safe and dry place to live.

This year, the Government will spend $2.3 billion supporting 310,000 households with their accommodation. Those seeking immediate shelter can access an emergency Special Needs Grant so they have a warm, safe place to stay while they search for more sustainable housing. We have invested $354 million to help 8600 families every year with transitional housing, with 3660 of these to be in Auckland. We are also planning to grow the number of social houses available, from 66,000 today to 72,000 over the next three years.

Here are details of some of the work we're doing in your community:

More families being helped with housing in Blenheim

Government commitment to housing and partnerships with local providers are helping more families in Blenheim, Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro says.

Former motel coming online to help Gisborne homeless

The purchase of a former motel in Gisborne is an example of the commitment Government has made to helping local Gisborne families with housing, Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro says.

Two former motels coming online to help Hawke’s Bay homeless

Months of hard work is coming to fruition and benefiting local Hawke’s Bay families with another 23 short-term transitional housing places due to open in the next few weeks, Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro says.

Over 1000 new transitional housing places

More transitional housing is coming online every week across New Zealand, helping more vulnerable families in urgent need of housing.

Over 700 Hawkes Bay families to benefit under Government social housing plans

Hundreds of families in the Hawkes Bay will be helped through the Government’s social housing plans for the region, Ministers say.

Green light for up to 71 new homes in Hamilton

The $7 million redevelopment of Jebson Place means warmer and safer houses for the Hamilton community, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today.

More social housing coming on board in Tauranga & Papamoa

Almost 220 new social and transitional places are on the way for Tauranga and Papamoa, the Government has today confirmed.