The 2018 Public Housing Plan is the Government’s plan to increase public housing supply across New Zealand over the next four years, to June 2022. The Plan builds on and replaces the 2016 Social Housing Purchasing Strategy. It provides updated information about where, how many, and what type of additional public housing places are planned over the next four years.
We’re aiming to secure around 6,400 additional public housing places - or 1,600 places per year on average across New Zealand between July 2018 and June 2022, bringing the total number of public housing places in New Zealand to 73,628 by June 2022.
We’ll work with Housing New Zealand and Community Housing Prvoiders to bring on as many additional public housing places as possible within the available funding. The Plan is a starting point for MSD to have conversations with the housing sector and any other parties interested in helping MSD to bring on this additional supply.