May 10, 2016
Boost for Maori Housing Network
With housing prices continuing to rocket up, the Government is tipping another $12.6 million over the next four years into Te Puni Kokiri's Maori Housing Network.
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says it will allow the Network to help more whanau get into safe, secure and healthy homes.
The network, which was launched last year, provides funding for new homes and housing repairs for whanau.
Since October it has helped build 42 affordable rental homes and is supporting housing repairs for around 165 whanau.
It is also funding infrastructure including power, water, sewage system, roading, gas, and telecoms for social and affordable housing and papakainga housing on Maori land for 113 whanau.
The new money takes the network's total funding to $17.6 million a year for Maori housing projects.
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