Budget 2017: Building on Māori Housing Network success
More whānau will be able to live in safe, secure and healthy homes after an extra $8 million was allocated for the Māori Housing Network in Budget 2017, says Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.
“The extra funding of $2 million a year over the next four years will lift the annual budget for Kāinga Ora to more than $19.5 million,” says Mr Flavell.
“This will further help improve the quality of housing for whānau by providing for more home improvements, housing projects and affordable options.”
Since its launch the network has supported 140 Māori housing projects, while 379 whānau have had community-led housing repairs in areas of high deprivation.
”We want to see whānau living in better, warmer homes and the extra funding will provide more opportunities get the type of accommodation some desperately need,” says party co-leader Marama Fox.