Social Housing Reform

Published: 13 November 2017

This programme was cancelled by the new Government in December 2017.

Find out more about the annoucement on the website(external link).

One of the key objectives of the previous Government’s Social Housing Reform Programme was to encourage more diverse ownership of public housing. This involved transferring ownership and management of some of Housing New Zealand’s houses and tenancies to registered Community Housing Providers.

Christchurch transfer

Current stage: This was cancelled under the new Governement in December 2017.

On 24 November 2016, the Government announced that it is exploring the possibility of transferring Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in Christchurch to a registered community housing provider.

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