We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.

What's new

18 August 2016

Details on work the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand have done to find a solution for a South Auckland family.

18 August 2016

The Government has agreed to establish the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, a new stand-alone government department.

12 August 2016

The Government has released background papers on emergency housing, mobile squads and relocation from Auckland

12 August 2016

The Government has announced that Accessible Properties is the preferred community housing provider to take ownership of HNZ properties in Tauranga.

29 July 2016

The Government has announced $9 million for a new package of initiatives to help individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of losing their existing tenancies.

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