To help meet demand for public housing, Kāinga Ora has underway the largest state housing build programme in decades with thousands of new homes delivered in recent years.

The demand for our homes has changed since the majority of social public housing was built prior to 1980. Today, we need more one- and two-bedroom homes and five-bedroom homes in our main centres.

To meet this demand we redevelop our existing sites, typically replacing one older home past its commercial life with two or three quality new homes. We also buy and lease some houses where we need them.

Housing statistics - Managed stock

Kāinga Ora is the country’s largest residential landlord. We own or manage more than 72,000 properties.

As part of our work we are continually working to ensure that we have enough of the right kinds of homes, in the right places, to meet demand.

To better meet demand in locations across the country and improve the condition of our homes we are working to reconfigure our portfolio.

Current reports - 22 November 2023

Managed stock - September 2023 - National summary

Managed stock - September 2023 - Territorial Local Authority

Managed stock - September 2023 - Auckland Local Board

Housing statistics - Vacant Properties

Like any landlord, at any point in time Kāinga Ora has some properties that are vacant while one tenancy ends and another begins. During this short time the property is being inspected to make sure there is no tenant damage and carry out any maintenance work before a new tenant can move in.

Kāinga Ora long-term vacant properties are generally being held vacant pending redevelopment so we can build more new homes, or are undergoing major repairs and upgrades.

House vacant and pending sale includes those for sale under the Tenant Home Ownership programme.

Current reports - 22 November 2023

Vacant properties - September 2023 - National summary

Vacant properties - September 2023 - Territorial Local Authority

Vacant properties - September 2023 - Auckland Local Board

Other useful housing statistics

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development produces the Housing Dashboard(external link) which is a single place to track progress of key parts of the Government’s housing programme.

They also produce quarterly reports(external link) which track progress, and shares data on public housing and transitional housing supply, homelessness programmes, and other housing support. You'll also find regional reports, with a local view of this information.

The Ministry of Social Development provides updates on the Housing Register(external link), broken down by assessed priority, household demographics, and region (Territorial Authority and local board for Auckland).

Archived reports

You can read older reports in our Housing Statistics archive section.

Page updated: 22 November 2023