News Header Images

News

New Minister and Unit for Maori housing
14 November 2018
New Minister and Unit for Maori housing
To improve housing opportunities for Māori, a dedicated Māori Housing Unit will be established and Minister Nanaia Mahuta will be appointed the Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Māori Housing) to lead it, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.
 
The Unit is being established within the new Ministry for Housing and Urban Development.
 
Phil Twyford said the Māori home ownership rate is only 43 per cent compared to 63% for the general population, Māori make up 36 per cent of public housing tenants yet comprise just under 15 per cent of the general population, and Māori are five times more likely than Pakeha to be homeless.
 
For more on this news release go to the Beehive website here