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He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, examines and clarifies the links between Housing and Health. Although the association between poor housing and ill health is known, the links that make up the causal chain have until recently been poorly understood.

Conducting our own studies and examining existing evidence enables us to identify and evaluate housing-related interventions to improve individual, family and community health. Our multi-disciplinary team has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative disciplines.

We are based at the University of Otago, Wellington. We are funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Recent News

  • He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme has produced " Household Crowding and Rheumatic Fever Study: Technical Report"---Funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Ministry of Health.  Please Read the full report.
  • Are you interested in improving the outcomes of tenants living in public housing? We have funding for 3 enthusiastic and capable PhD students to build on the excellent research being conducted by the NZ Centre of Sustainable Cities at Otago University, Wellington and our research partners. Please follow the link below for further information.  Three PhD Opportunities
  • He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research group has produced an estimate of the homeless population using 2018 Census data for Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.  Please Read for details 2018 Severe Housing Deprivation Estimate - updated | Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (hud.govt.nz)
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