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Healthy Homes Initiative Roadshow coming to Christchurch

Wednesday, September 22, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: housing, event, funding

In the 2021 budget, the Government announced additional funding to roll-out the Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) nationwide from July 2022. The roadshow will explain more about the Ministry of Health's approach to the HHI, the procurement process, and will provide an opportunity for your questions to be answered in person.

Date: Thursday 4th November 2021.
Time: 9am to noon.
Location: Venue TBC.

Register to attend the Christchurch Healthy Homes Initiative Roadshow. You can also contact Alana Hislop for more information (alana.hislop[at]

Note: This event will be held in person unless COVID Alert Levels prevent this from happening. A virtual session may occur as an alternative.

Information on the Healthy Homes Initiative

The Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) was established in December 2013, and currently covers 11 district health board (DHB) regions.

The aim of the HHI is to ensure children and their whānau are living in warm, dry and healthy homes, to reduce avoidable ill health due to housing-related conditions. HHI providers identify eligible whānau and aiga, undertake a housing and whānau assessment and work to facilitate access to a range of interventions, to help make their homes healthier.

National and local partnerships and collaboration has been key to the success and impact of this initiative. The initiative focuses on low-income whānau, specifically:

  • pregnant women;
  • children between 0 and 14 who’ve been hospitalised with a specified housing-related condition;
  • those with past episodes of rheumatic fever or multiple GAS pharyngitis (combined with evidence of household crowding); and
  • families with children also between 0 and 5 for whom at least two of the social investment risk-factors apply.

Find out more about the Healthy Homes Initiative.