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Housing news, reports and publications

Ministers’ announcements

The Government sets the overall direction for Housing in New Zealand. The Beehive.govt.nz is the best place to find insights into Government housing initiatives, policies and Ministerial information, including press releases and speeches from the Ministers for Housing and Urban Development.


Social Housing Report

Housing Quarterly Report

The Housing Quarterly Report provides the latest key facts on housing in New Zealand. This report gives detailed information about the Ministry of Social Development's housing support, the demand for and the supply of public, emergency, and transitional housing, and the movement of people through the public housing system.


Regional factsheets

Housing Regional Factsheets

The Housing Regional Factsheets provide a closer look at housing in New Zealand's regions. The factsheets compliment the Housing Quarterly Report. Each factsheet gives MSD and the housing sector a localised view of the progress MSD is making to bring on additional supply, and how we support people with their housing and accomodation.


Housing Update Newsletter

Stay informed of the latest progress, housing developments and direction of MSD Housing with the semi-regular newsletter from the Housing team.

Housing background documents - pre 2017

This section is a collection of documents relating to housing dating back to 2010.


Social Housing Reform Programme (2013 - 2017)

This section is a collection of Cabinet papers from 2014 related to the creation of the Social Housing Reform Programme (SHRP). The SHRP was a cross-agency programme of work. The programme commenced in 2013, and its initial priorities have now largely been implemented. In the first half of 2017, the agencies involved refreshed the SHRP programme to reassess desired outcomes and priorities.

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