What are the criteria for assessment of ideas and concepts?
Your proposal should demonstrate that the idea or concept addresses the following criteria.
· one or more Māori rōpū seeking to work with Te Puni Kōkiri
· may involve other groups active in Māori housing
· funds are provided only to the Māori rōpū.
· supports whānau with low to modest incomes into home ownership
· builds financial capability of whānau to help them manage a mortgage and other home ownership commitments.
· on Māori land, or on general land (whether collectively or individually owned)
· land is ready for building on, in terms of accessibility and infrastructure.
· home ownership will be sustainable for whānau for the long term
· addresses the complex issues preventing many whānau from owning homes
· does not place whānau under increased financial stress.
· addresses the needs of a community
· not focused on the circumstances of only one whānau or on one home.
· based on new builds to increase the supply of houses
· houses may be built on site or relocatable.
· Te Puni Kōkiri’s contribution is to provide a grant towards the cost of the trial, under a funding agreement
· payment of the grant will be over a defined period ending by June 2020 at the latest, after which the project must be completed or self-funded
· includes substantial co-investment by the partner or partners
· does not involve Te Puni Kōkiri taking an equity interest (ownership) in the homes created by the trial
· does not involve Te Puni Kōkiri providing loan finance.
· leverages resources across the housing system to achieve greater collective impact
· uses a range of finance and resources to achieve greater collective impact
· integrates government and other resources, products and services effectively; for example may include:
– Kāinga Whenua loans, Welcome Home Loans, KiwiSaver Homestart grants, the Housing Corporation NZ FirstHome scheme, and links with other equity sharing programmes
– some Māori Housing Network products, although with no presumption that a concurrent application will be approved.
· proposal includes an innovative element such that it should be further assessed, although it does not comply with all of the other criteria above; for example, if it includes:
– re-use or re-purposing of existing homes or buildings
– a way of helping whānau receiving the Accommodation Supplement or Income Related Rent Subsidy (because this is a particularly challenging target group).
Value for money
· for the whānau who will eventually own the homes
· for the rōpū involved
· the likelihood of public value for money, in terms of the outcomes identified in the strategies in the section above.
Likely to deliver results
· is unlikely to be used without government investment in the trial
· has good potential to serve as a model for future housing development
· has particular strategic or policy value
· has potential to be scaled up if the trial is implemented successfully.
· with the statutory/regulatory requirements in relation to land-use, housing construction, financial transactions
· with relevant local government policies and plans and/or the intention to engage with local authorities to seek agreement to innovative practices
· with the operational policy requirements of any government agencies whose products and services are part of the proposed model; and/or the intention to seek adjustments, that are worth exploring, to the operational policies of other government agencies.
Waimarama papakāinga residents, Capryce Hicks and daughter, Arlene Johnson and partner Reggae Soper-Wirangi, 2017. The Waimarama 3A1C2 Incorporation papakāinga secured support through the Māori Housing Network.
How can you be involved?
1. Read the background information in this letter.
2. Signal your interest and tell us about your idea.
3. Ask to receive updates once the trials are underway.