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The formation of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities in October 2019 marked the beginning of a step change in housing and urban development in New Zealand.

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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.

History of state housing History of State Housing

New Zealand has a history of state involvement in housing that stretches back to 1894.

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Each quarter, Kāinga Ora publishes two sets of information for our managed stock and vacant properties.

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At Kāinga Ora, we have an important responsibility of transforming New Zealand’s housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

In this Section
Apprenticeship photo Our videos

In our journey to deliver housing and urban development we meet some incredible people, and discover some amazing stories. See the Kāinga Ora story throughout the videos.

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Legislation that guides the way we work.

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Kāinga Ora has a responsibility to ensure we are getting housing right for all our customers, including those with accessibility needs. We have had an Accessibility Policy in place since 2020, which sets out our commitment for our public housing properties.

Our state houses 1 Addressing housing demand

At Kāinga Ora, we are providing homes for people and families in need while also connecting them with the support services they may require to help them live well in their home.

Our Archives Historical image Our archives - Overview

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.