Kāinga Ora plans to build 200 new homes in Napier suburb
Kāinga Ora has announced plans to build 200 homes in Napier, which has the biggest housing waitlist, per capita, in the country.
Seven sites have been identified in Maraenui for new development from the government housing agency over the next few years.
“We are working towards meeting the growing need for warm, dry homes in Napier. However, our work is about people, homes, and communities – delivering not just houses but homes for whānau and enabling thriving communities,” Kāinga Ora’s Naomi Whitewood (Ngāti Porou, Ngapuhi) said.
Along with Marewa and Onekawa, Maraenui has the highest concentration of state housing in Napier with Kāinga Ora owning more than a third of its housing stock. Most are three-bedroom homes that are more than 50 years old.