The Government is committed to ensuring that every New Zealander has a safe, warm, dry home to call their own regardless of tenure. In December 2019, Government made $400 million available for the delivery of progressive home ownership (PHO) schemes through the PHO Fund to assist New Zealanders into home ownership. PHO schemes can help these households and whānau by sharing or delaying the costs of buying a home by effectively creating an intermediate tenure between renting and home ownership.  The fund targets those who would not be able to purchase a home without progressive home ownership, at places with severe affordability issues, and across three priority groups: Māori, Pacific peoples and families with children.

The monitoring framework

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development wanted to develop a monitoring and reporting framework for the PHO Fund.

Standard of Proof’s approach focused on working with the PHO Fund providers.  We listened to their different ways of working and contexts to understand what was possible for them. Our engagement approach aligned with Te Kawa O Te Marae (TKOTM). TKOTM is a model of practice that was originally developed in 1996 by Hera Clarke, Maria Watarawi and Lupe Turner. TKOTM is an interactive model that encourages participation of its client audience, including tamariki and whānau. The model is based on te marae pōwhiri – the structured approach and welcome upon the marae ātea (forecourt of the wharenui) into the wharenui (meeting house).

We are proud to have supported the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the PHO fund providers set out an approach that would allow them to oversee the work, and track, assess and respond to information relevant to the fund.

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