We offer a range of quality services tailored to suit the differing needs of our sector, which includes Māori communities, whānau groups and individuals seeking to develop their land for housing and improve their housing situations, and kaupapa Māori organisations involved in the provision of social and affordable housing.
We support the growth and development of regional organisational infrastructure, including the establishment of regional Māori housing forums. We also engage with Māori communities to explore innovative and effective housing development and management models that are appropriate and will meet the unique housing needs of those communities.
We provide a free consultation service to Māori housing groups embarking on large or complex projects that are in the early stages of development, including identifying opportunities for collaboration, and providing or coordinating specialist technical advice. We also offer an independent mediation service to resolve disputes between Māori housing organisations and Crown agencies or private sector organisations.
We provide a strong Māori voice on housing issues through advocacy and representation to government and the wider community. Generally, we carry out systems advocacy, not advocacy for individuals. However, the issues and experiences of individuals inform the focus of our work. We undertake policy development work to inform our advocacy.
We undertake research to inform our policy development work and advocacy. We also collaborate with research organisations to ensure research appropriately supports the needs and aspirations of Māori communities in relation to housing. We operate as a conduit between research organisations and communities, and work with our research partners to turn research outputs into plain language tools and resources for the sector.