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Waiitng List Criteria Changes

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From: Andrew Riddell

Dear Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities,

I am interested in the crtieria used to decide if people are put on the waiting list for state houses, and how those critieria have changed, if at all, since 2016-17.

Please provide the state house waiting list criteria that applied in 2017 under the previous government and the state house waiting list criteria that apply now.

If there is a difference in the two sets of criteria, please provide all analysis, reports, file notes, correspondence, briefings and recommendations regarding the changes to those criteria.

I am a New Zealand citizen resident in New Zealand.

Thanks.

Ngā mihi,

Andrew Riddell

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Kia ora Andrew
 
I refer to your official information request dated 10 October 2020 for
information about  the criteria used to decide the waiting list for public
housing and whether that criteria has changed in recent years.
 
We have transferred your request to the Ministry of Social Development
(MSD) as they have been responsible for assessing applications for public
housing since 2014. As the information you request is more closely
connected with the functions of MSD, we are required by section 14 of the
Official Information Act to transfer your request.
 
You will hear further from MSD concerning your request. They can be
contacted at: [1][email address].
 
Yours sincerely
 
 

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)

Tēnā koe Andrew Riddell,

 

Thank you for your request transferred from Kainga Ora on 12 October 2020,
under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded
to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. You may expect
a decision regarding your request to be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau

 

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)

Dear Andrew Riddell,

 

On 12 October 2020, the Ministry of Social Development (the Ministry)
received a transfer of your request, under the Official Information Act
1982 (the Act), for the following information:

 

I am interested in the criteria used to decide if people are put on the
waiting list for state houses, and how those criteria have changed, if at
all, since 2016-17.

 

 1. Please provide the state house waiting list criteria that applied in
2017 under the previous government and the state house waiting list
criteria that apply now.
 2. If there is a difference in the two sets of criteria, please provide
all analysis, reports, file notes, correspondence, briefings and
recommendations regarding the changes to those criteria.

 

The core eligibility criteria for Public Housing has remained unchanged
since the Ministry took on responsibility for the Public Housing
Assessment function in April 2014.  The core eligibility criteria for
Public Housing are publicly available and can be found at the following
link:
[1]https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/map/so....

 

Acknowledging the core eligibility criteria for Public Housing has not
changed under the current Government, we believe the above information
meets the terms of your request. Could you please confirm whether there is
something more specific you would like to request in regard to the Public
Housing assessment policy or process? The Ministry could then provide a
response to that request.

 

Please note that once you have amended or clarified your request, under
section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act, the Ministry may treat
your amended or clarified request as a new request that replaces the
original request. This may lead to a new start of the statutory response
period.

 

I look forward to hearing from you regarding the refinement of your
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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1. https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/map/so...

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From: Andrew Riddell

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

Thanks for the advice that the core eligibility criteria for Public Housing has remained unchanged
since the Ministry took on responsibility for the Public Housing Assessment function in April 2014.

In the light of that I wish to amend my information request to seeking copies of any operational manual or instructions to staff on how to implement the Public Housing Assessment that applied in 2016-2017, and seeking copies of any operational manual or instructions to staff on how to implement the Public Housing Assessment that apply now.

Ngā mihi

Andrew Riddell

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)

Good afternoon,

Many thanks for your clarification email. In accordance with section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act, a response to your request will be provided to you no later than 16 November 2020.

Kind regards,

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

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