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Addressing housing demand

Published: 24 December 2018

We are providing housing for people and families in need while delivering the support required to help them live well in our homes.

Addressing housing demand

Managing state housing is challenging. Housing need is dynamic, so we need to be agile in addressing this change. We are demonstrating this agility through our redevelopment work throughout the country.

We are building a pipeline of projects through our Auckland Housing Programme to deliver thousands of new homes on our existing land holdings from 2016 to 2026. This is the largest residential build programme to be undertaken in New Zealand for many decades.

Approximately 11,000 of the new homes will be state houses while the programme is also freeing up land to produce around 12,600 new affordable and market homes, contributing much-needed supply for a growing Auckland.

We're not just building in Auckland though. To help meet the increasing regional demand for public housing, we’re building more homes in towns and cities across New Zealand.

Our regional housing programme sees Housing New Zealand building new housing stock in locations throughout New Zealand for the first time in many years.

In the four years to June 2022, we're aiming to have renewed around 1,500 homes and delivered approximately 900 additional homes in regional centres.

In Wellington and Christchurch the pace and scale of our build programmes are picking up which will see our stock numbers increase in both cities.

This is the largest investment Housing New Zealand has made in its housing stock for decades - $5.6 billion over the next 4 years. This includes our renewal programme which will see 75% of our properties upgraded over the next 20 years, improving their durability and energy efficiency, and supporting better health outcomes for our customers

In 2017/18 Housing New Zealand:

  • housed 5,500 families during their time of need.
  • delivered 2,188 state homes, including 1,036 new builds and redevelopments and 259 transitional houses – this is a 42% increase on the 1,421 homes we delivered in 2016/17.
  • delivered 1,511 more houses in Auckland with over 120 developments in the city.
  • built more houses in regional New Zealand through the regional housing programme with over 150 new homes in 15 centres and more are planned for the next 4 years.
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