Earlier this year the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) sent out an open Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide 1,000 additional social housing places in Auckland’s high demand areas, by December 2019. The closing date for submissions for this RFP has now been extended from 25 November 2016 to 25 November 2017.
This new deadline allows time for more and new social housing providers to apply to the RFP and to make use of the extra $24.4 million government allocated in September enabling community housing providers to get an upfront grant of up to 50% of the value of the development, or a weekly grant of up to 50% of market rent on top of the current government rental subsidies, or a mix of both. See more about this here.
For more information contact Eva Taka-Rodger at MSD.