HNZ disclosure to MSD: HNZ selects records relating to new tenancies, annual rent reviews, change in circumstance rent reviews and tenancy vacations.
Each record includes the tenant's full name (including aliases), date of birth, MSD client number (if held), income (including income from any boarders), relationship details (to other tenants) and details of any dependants. Also included are details about the property location, tenancy start and end dates, weekly rental charges and any forwarding address provided on termination of the tenancy are also included.
This programme ceased operating in August 2014 as responsibility for administering income-related rents has transferred from Housing NZ to MSD.
|Information matching provision||Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Act 1992, s.68|
|Programme type||Confirming eligibility
Detecting illegal behaviour
|Unique identifiers||MSD client number|
Each week, Housing New Zealand (HNZ) sends MSD, by secure online transfer, details of all newly updated records from its tenancy database (known as Rentel). HNZ select records based on the following criteria:
Each record includes the tenant's full name (including aliases), date of birth, income (including boarder income) details, relationship details (to other tenants), and details of any dependants. Also included are details about the property location, tenancy start/end dates, weekly rental charges, and any forwarding address details provided upon termination of the tenancy.
MSD compares the HNZ information with current beneficiary and student client data to identify individuals receiving assistance from both agencies. The MSD matching process produces positive matches that are weighted to indicate the probability that an MSD client is the person in the HNZ data. All positive matches are transferred from MSD's data warehouse into AIMOS, its data matching application. The match results are manually checked before a s.103 notice of adverse action is sent.
|New match runs started in the reporting period|
|Number of client cases||6,492||6,024||16,562||6,701||381|
|All match runs active in the reporting period|
|Notices of adverse action||79||53||304||444||20|
|Overpayments established (number)||48||28||11||55||0|