Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities Bill

  • enacted
14 Operating principles

(1)

In performing its functions, Kāinga OraHomes and Communities must contribute to the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of current and future generations byThe operating principles of Kāinga OraHomes and Communities for the purpose of section 11(1)(a) are

Public housing solutions that contribute positively to well-being

(a)

providing good quality, warm, dry, and healthy rental housing:

(b)

supporting tenants—

(i)

to be well connected to their communities; and

(ii)

to lead lives with dignity and the greatest degree of independence possible; and

(iii)

to sustain tenancies:

(c)

working with community providers to support tenants and ensure those most in need are supported and housed:

(d)

being a fair and reasonable landlord, treating tenants and their neighbours with respect, integrity, and honesty:

Housing supply meets needs

(e)

managing its housing stock prudently, including upgrading and managing its housing to ensure it remains fit for purpose:

(f)

ensuring that the housing it develops is appropriately mixed (with public, affordable, and market housing) and is of good quality:

Well-functioning urban environments

(g)

ensuring its urban development contains quality infrastructure and amenities that support community needs:

(h)

assisting communities where it has housing stock to develop and thrive as cohesive and safe places to live:

Stewardship and sustainability

(i)

identifying and protecting Māori interests in land, and recognising and providing for the relationship of Māori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, wāhi tapu, and other taonga:

(j)

operating in a manner that recognises environmental, cultural, and heritage values and that mitigates the effects of climate change:

(j)

operating in a manner that recognises

(i)

environmental, cultural, and heritage values; and

(ii)

the need to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change:

Collaboration and effective partnerships

(k)

partnering and having early and meaningful engagement with Māori and offering Māori opportunities to participate in urban development:

(l)

partnering and engaging meaningfully with other persons and organisations, including in order to help people into home ownership and to help grow capability across the housing and development sector:

(l)

partnering and engaging meaningfully with other persons and organisations, including

(i)

having early and meaningful engagement with communities affected, or to be affected, by housing and urban development:

(ii)

in order to help grow capability across the housing and urban development sector:

(iii)

in order to help people into home ownership:

(m)

maximising alignment and synergies through its multiple functions in order to support inclusive, integrated housing and urban development.

(2)

Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities must ensure, to the extent that it is reasonably able to do so, that each of its Crown entity subsidiaries also acts consistently with subsection (1) to the extent it is applicable to the subsidiary.