As many of you would have heard, the Government has made a number of announcements in the recent Budget about making changes to the social housing sector.
We are pleased to advise you that the 2012/13 funding process has now opened.
Today, the Minister of Housing, Hon Phil Heatley, released the Allocation Plan for the three-year 2012/13 – 2014/15 $104.1 million Social Housing Fund. We appreciate that you have been eagerly awaiting this, and more particularly the details about the next funding round.
This report sets out the findings from the Post Implementation Review of the 2011-2012 Social Housing Fund (SHF).
SHU concluded its six Social Housing Forums on 20 June 2012. We very much appreciated the open dialogue we had with everyone and the time taken to attend these Forums. The Summary of Feedback incorporates feedback from teleconferences we have had with people who could not attend the forums.
The Social Housing Unit (SHU) welcomes the Government’s announcement of a further $104.1m in the Social Housing Fund (SHF) over the next three years to support the growth of non-government housing providers. In addition SHU will be holding six Regional Forums to get stakeholder feedback on the Social Housing Fund process and to engage with the sector on the Interim Social Housing Investment Plan.
SHU is currently undertaking a review of the 2011/12 Social Housing Fund with the sector which will inform the development of future funding rounds.
The Minister announced today that 16 new social housing projects in Auckland will be funded by the Social Housing Fund. This will result in 153 extra homes for the city.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley and Associate Housing Minister Tariana Turia today announced Social Housing Unit (SHU) funding for Māori and Rural segments, from the $37.35 million Social Housing Fund.
Housing Minister Phil Heatley has announced the first tranche of funding from the Niche segment of the $37.35 million Social Housing Fund.