A critical review of Rangatahi Māori and housing policy

Jacqueline Paul

Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto

This working paper is a critical review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy in Tāmaki Makaurau, forming part of the research project ‘He tātai whetu ki te rangi, he rangatahi ki te kāinga: Rangatahi pathways to safe, secure and affordable homes’. The review was prepared by and for BBHTC’s rangatahi team to identify the gaps and opportunities in the current housing system, provide a brief overview of why we need to consider rangatahi Māori in housing policy, and identify areas for further research.

Other reports associated with this research

Paul, J. (2018). 2018 Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Urban Wellbeing: Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 16pgs. Wellington: BBHTC.

Paul, J. & Ratana, M. (2022). Youth homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Scoping report for Manaaki Rangatahi ki Tāmaki Makaurau Youth Homelessness Collective, 56pgs. Auckland: Ngā Wai a te Tūī Māori & Indigenous Research Centre. ISBN 978-0-473-62560-3.

Articles associated with this research – Karere Tūhono

Media Release: Māori researchers shed light on severity of youth homelessness

12 October 2022: Half of those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa are under the age of 25 and new research has identified key contributing factors to the ongoing crisis. Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, Unitec’s Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous Research Centre in collaboration with Manaaki Rangatahi ki Tāmaki Makaurau Youth Homelessness Collective have released a research report exposing a severe lack of reliable data, services, resources, and funding targeting youth homelessness. >> Read More

Keywords – Kupu Hāngai

Māori, rangatahi, housing, independence and wellbeing, youth, youth housing policies, Māori housing policies, social support

Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau

Māori; Housing Policy


Date – Te Wā Whakarewa



Type – Te Auaha


Citation – Kupu Hautoa

Paul, J. (2022). A critical review of Rangatahi Māori and housing policy. Working Paper for Urban intergenerational Kāinga Innovations (UIKI) research programme. October 2022, 24pgs. Auckland: BBHTC.