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Pacific Housing Initiative

Pacific Housing Initiative

The Pacific Housing initiative is part of a government response to the growing housing needs of Pacific people in Aotearoa.

Through Budget 2020, the Ministry received up to $41.315m over four years in the Improving Housing for Pacific Families and Communities initiative to lay the foundations and provide skills required for Pacific peoples to gain improved housing conditions and home ownership.

The Pacific Housing initiative aims to deliver change across four streams:
  • Building financial literacy services to strengthen Pacific families to be able to cope with significant economic shocks, and support savings towards home ownership.
  • Building Pacific organisations by increasing the number of Pacific organisations able to deliver improved housing to Pacific families and communities.
  • Building affordable homes to support to Pacific organisations to partner and build affordable homes for Pacific families and to create more employment opportunities required to build the homes.
  • Regional migration opportunities for Pacific peoples to create their own success outside of metropolitan cities through regional migration.


The Pacific Financial Capability Development Programme (PFC) provides financial capability initiatives to support Pacific families and communities to improve their financial literacy and capability and strengthen their financial management knowledge and skills.  

In February 2021, the Ministry requested applications for Pacific organisations to deliver the Pacific Financial Capability Programme to Pacific people across the country.

A total of 15 providers have been contracted to deliver services to over 3000 Pacific families over four years, from 1 June 2021 through to June 2024.


Through the Pacific Financial Capability Development programme, the Ministry is seeking to implement Pacific-specific financial capability programmes that are:  

  • providing a financial capability service that embody Pacific cultural values and recognises Pacific communities as leaders and the owners of wellbeing and culture.  
  • family-centred and strengths based where Pacific families and communities are holistically integrated and individual needs are addressed within the context of families and communities. 
  • supporting and enabling Pacific communities to lead their own solutions that address and improve Pacific financial capability in ways that respond to their different needs.  

Funding allocation

The Ministry complied with Government Procurement Rules and contracted providers clearly demonstrated they met the following evaluation criteria:

  • Proposed solution: innovation in delivering the service
  • Respondent capacity: capacity of the provider to deliver the services
  • Respondent capability: capability of provider to deliver the services
  • Cultural capability: cultural capability to engage and deliver services to Pacific communities.

Click here to view the recipients of the funds, the region their business is based, total approved funding and amount funded in 2020/21.

The Pacific Housing Feasibility Support Service is part of the Ministry’s Pacific Housing Initiative.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is seeking registrations of interest from Pacific churches and other organisations to receive support to develop feasibility studies and business cases. The Pacific Housing Feasibility service will investigate opportunities to develop housing on land they own, or land they have identified that could be used as affordable housing for Pacific peoples.

Register your interest now

The Pacific Community Housing Provider (CHP) Registration Support Service is part of the Ministry’s Pacific Housing Initiative.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is seeking registrations of interest from existing Pacific organisations who have the aim of becoming a Social Housing Landlord and providing community housing services to their community. Organisations who are selected through the ROI will receive support through the Pacific CHP Registration Support service to achieve these aims.

Register your interest now