Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment.


CRESA has been undertaking social research and evaluation for over two decades. Our research focuses on encouraging community development and sustainable communities.

Have a browse through the site to find links to a selection of our more recent work.  We don’t have all of our older projects/publications uploaded so do feel free to contact us if you are unable to find what you are looking for.

Affordable Housing for Generations

This research aims to develop research based solutions to alleviate the crisis of affordable housing and housing affordable to key workers in order to sustain people in their homes and communities over generations and contribute to thriving regions.

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Māori Housing Supply and Demand in Te Tai Tokerau

Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand commissioned research to look at the Māori housing supply and demand in Te Tai Tokerau. 

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Recent Publication

Feature profile

Ruth Fraser.

Kay Saville Smith

Research Director A sociologist, Kay has built up twenty years of solid expertise in community and social policy research. Her research areas include applied social research and evaluation in housing, public policy and community development.

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