Managing state housing is challenging. Housing need is dynamic, so we need to be agile in addressing this change. We are demonstrating this agility through our redevelopment work throughout the country.

We are building a pipeline of projects through our Auckland Housing Programme to deliver thousands of new homes on our existing land holdings from 2016 to 2026. This is the largest residential build programme to be undertaken in New Zealand for many decades.

Approximately 11,000 of the new homes will be state houses while the programme is also freeing up land to produce around 12,600 new affordable and market homes, contributing much-needed supply for a growing Auckland.

We're not just building in Auckland though. To help meet the increasing regional demand for public housing, we’re building more homes in towns and cities across New Zealand.

Our regional housing programme sees Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities building new housing stock in locations throughout New Zealand for the first time in many years.

In the four years to June 2022, we're aiming to have renewed around 1,500 homes and delivered approximately 900 additional homes in regional centres.

In Wellington and Christchurch the pace and scale of our build programmes are picking up which will see our stock numbers increase in both cities.

This is the largest investment Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities has made in its housing stock for decades - $5.6 billion in the four years to June 2022. This includes our renewal programme which will see 75% of our properties upgraded over the next 20 years, improving their durability and energy efficiency, and supporting better health outcomes for our customers

In 2018/19 Kāinga Ora:

  • moved people into homes faster, reducing the time to re-let properties between tenancies to 16.4 days – down from 29.6 days in 2016/17.
  • added 2,017 homes to the public housing stock, including 1,461 new builds – the most new state homes built in a year in almost 20 years. Added 1,252 more houses in Auckland, with over 120 developments in the city.
  • delivered outside of Auckland nearly 300 more houses in cities and towns throughout New Zealand  At the end of June 2019, had 2,354 state homes under construction or under contract.

Page updated: 23 December 2019