HUD: Strategy and leadership announced

In the last nine months, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been operational while at the same time refining its structure, focusing on its strategy and building its leadership.  This week, chief executive Andrew Crisp provided an update to Property Council on the progress made since its establishment on 1 October 2018.

Strategic intentions

HUD was established to bring together fragmented responsibilities and resourcing, and provide leadership and a single point of accountability for housing and urban development within central government.  The Ministry has overall responsibility for the performance of the housing and urban development system.

In February, HUD released their Statement of Strategic Intent 2019.  This document sets out what we were established to achieve including our purpose and our principles.

Now, they have also released their 'Strategy on a Page', as follows:


They have also appointed a permanent leadership team (to be in place on 1 July) and defined their seven key functions/responsibilities:

The Ministry has also recently made announcements around the establishment of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, with more information available here.

We will keep you up to date as our engagement with HUD continues, for further information, please visit HUD's website.

Author | James Kennelly

James recently returned from the UK where he worked in the House of Commons, then in government relations roles for several regulators, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Charity Commission and a UK Exam Board. Prior to this he resided in Wellington and walked our parliamentary halls under the leadership of Phil Twyford and the then Leader of the Opposition, Phil Goff.

James has an exemplary ability to exercise sound judgement in a political environment, a natural flair for communicating the complex and an easy-going manner that makes him approachable yet reliable.

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