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Children and young people have what they need

Status: 
Ongoing
Lead agency: 
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Timeframe: 
From August 2020

Funding is being invested over two years to engage kaupapa Māori approaches to reduce homelessness for whānau Māori. Additional funding is available over four years to support the implementation of ‘Te Maihi O Te Whare Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action’ (MAIHI) and to achieve better housing outcomes for Māori.

Regular engagement with iwi and Māori housing providers led to funding grants being provided to seven Māori housing providers.

He Taupua is a new fund which aims to build the capability of Māori providers to deliver bespoke services that attend to homelessness. It went live in Augiust 2020, launching its funding round for the 2020/21 financial year for Māori housing providers, whānau trusts and ahuwhenua trusts. 

An evaluation of the impacts of MAIHI (Te Maihi O Te Whare Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action) investment for whānau is planned.