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 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:
The Ministry complied with Government Procurement Rules and contracted providers clearly demonstrated they met the following evaluation criteria:
The Pacific Community Housing Provider (CHP) Registration Support Programme seeks to increase the number of Pacific organisations who are registered Community Housing Providers.
The programme supports eligible Pacific organisations by delivering capability building training and supporting Pacific Organisations to successfully register with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority (CHRA). CHRA is the statutory regulator of Community Housing Providers.
The aim of the programme is to strengthen the Pacific housing sector by providing Pacific-specific responses in housing. Pacific families and households will have access to Pacific-owned community housing providers that provide culturally appropriate support that meet their needs.
Following a competitive tender process, the Ministry contracted Community Housing Solutions (CHS) to deliver across the country.
CHS have been awarded a contract valued at $180,000 to deliver the programme for up to six Pacific organisations up to June 2023.
The Ministry is seeking registrations of interest from Pacific organisations/providers to become part of the CHPS Registration Support programme.
The Pacific Housing Feasibility Support Service supports Pacific organisations and churches to carry out feasibility studies on land they own for potential housing development opportunities.
The key goal of the programme is that Pacific land-owning units have feasibility reports or business cases that provide landowners with information on potential housing developments.
Access to information provided by experts in the field of construction and development will help organisations and churches in making informed decisions on their preferred housing development.
There are five phases of the Feasibility study including:
Following a competitive tender process, the Ministry contracted Deloitte and partners to deliver the programme across the country. They have been awarded a contract valued at $1,676,000 to deliver the programme between 1 June 2021 and 30 June 2024.
Deloitte and partners are experts in the field of construction and development and investigating the feasibility of these activities and they have clearly demonstrated their capacity and capability to deliver the programme.
The Ministry is seeking registrations of interest from land-owning Pacific churches and other organisations to become part of the service.