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New Housing and Urban Development Ministry

A new Ministry will be set up to help the Government deliver on its priorities of making housing more affordable and our cities more liveable.

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will be established from 1 August. It will officially start operating on 1 October.

The new Ministry will be the Government’s lead advisor on housing and urban development. It will provide across-the-board advice on housing issues, including responding to homelessness, ensuring affordable, warm, safe and dry rental housing in the private and public market, and the appropriate support for first home buyers.

The changes won’t affect where people go to for help with housing. The Ministry of Social Development will continue to assess people’s need for housing support and manage the public housing register.

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