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

20 January 2017
16 December 2016

The Minister for Social Development is seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to be considered for appointment as a member of the Superu Board (the operating name of the Families Commission).

15 December 2016

People needing help with housing urged to get in touch with Work and Income.

15 December 2016

MSD releases key information about demand to social housing sector.

13 December 2016

MSD has released its 2016 Purchasing Strategy on where and how it expects to fund social housing tenancies.

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