The creation of the new delivery agency Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities on 1 October 2019 marks the beginning of a step change in housing and urban development in New Zealand.
Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities is a crown entity set up under the Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities Act 2019. It is a Crown agency under the Crown Entities Act 2004.
New Zealand has a history of state involvement in housing that stretches back to 1894.
Each quarter, Kāinga Ora publishes two sets of information for our managed stock and vacant properties.
We are providing housing for people and families in need while delivering the support required to help them live well in our homes.
Several thousand records relating to many aspects of state housing, including those relating to houses at one time owned by the state, are held by Archives New Zealand.