Author:Sally Duckworth, Anna Thompson, Chelsea Grootveld, Timoti Brown, Maria Marama, Litmus
Source:Te Puni Kōkiri | Litmus
This report presents the findings of the independent impact evaluation of the Māori Housing Network (the Network).
The Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information, advice, practical support, and funding to improve and develop whānau housing. The Network was established in July 2015 and began operation in October 2015. From October 2015 to June 2017, the Network invested $40.7 million in 158 projects. Most projects were in Te Tai Tokerau, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti and Waikato-Waiariki.
Evaluating the impact of the Māori Housing Network
We used a kaupapa Māori approach to evaluate the Māori Housing Network. We visited Te Tai Tokerau, Waikato-Waiariki, and Ikaroa-Rāwhiti and interviewed 111 whānau, rōpū, housing providers, tradespeople and other stakeholders. We conducted a survey of 56 grant recipients in all regions. We also interviewed national and regional Te Puni Kōkiri staff and reviewed documents and data relating to the Network.
The evaluation questions were:
1. How much has the Māori Housing Network invested in Māori housing projects? How much have partners co-invested?
2. What has the investment been spent on by area of focus in the Māori Housing Network Annual Investment Plan?
3. How effectively has the investment been targeted to address housing needs and aspirations?
4. What have been the early impacts of the investments made?
Prepared by Litmus for Te Puni Kōkiri