He Kāinga Oranga - Housing and Health Research Programme is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on the impacts of housing conditions on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people, whānau and communities. We are currently working on a far-reaching research project looking at the implementation of the WHO Housing and Health Standards.
Our interdisciplinary team researches a wide range of housing and health topics including housing quality, insulation, heating, energy poverty, sustainable energy and efficiency, indoor air quality, regulation and standards, tenants' advocacy, sustainable tenancy, injury prevention, homelessness, public housing, community housing, Māori housing, LGBTQI+ housing, Pacific housing, housing data, health and housing and housing wellbeing.
Our research is directed at policy change and improving housing quality, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for New Zealanders. We want all Kiwis to live in a healthy home.
We partner with Māori, local government and the community.