FirstHome properties are ex-Housing New Zealand two, three and four bedroom homes located in areas where changing demand has resulted in an oversupply of some types of houses. We have selected a range of these affordable properties across the country and made them available for sale to eligible first home buyers.
FirstHome - Your guide to buying a Housing New Zealand FirstHome
Welcome Home Loan - Owning your first home is within reach
A Welcome Home Loan makes it easier for you to buy your first home. It’s designed for first home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but have trouble saving for a large deposit.
Download the brochure here, or visit our Welcome Home Loan website.
Home Ownership - A guide to owning your own home
To help make buying your first home easier, we have developed this handy guide to help you through the process. Buying a home can be daunting, but with the right information and the right help, you can do it. Plus there is a section on how Housing New Zealand may be able to help. It details our range of home ownership initiatives designed to help first home buyers into a home they can call their own.
Buying your first home with KiwiSaver
KiwiSaver has two features to help you buy your first home: The KiwiSaver first-home deposit subsidy, and the KiwiSaver first-home savings withdrawal. Both of these features can also be used to help with the overall deposit when buying land to build a house on.
Download the brochure here, or visit our Buying a home with KiwiSaver page.
Buying your first home made easy with KiwiSaver and Welcome Home Loan
Have you always dreamed of owning your own home, or buying land to build on, but thought you couldn’t afford it?
Download the brochure here.
Buying your own home - tenant home ownership
The Government is offering state house tenants the option to buy the house they are living in. The dream of home ownership may be yours, without even having to call the movers.
Download the brochure here, or visit our tenant home ownership page.
A guide to driveway safety for property owners
This guide provides property owners with general guidance on making driveways at their properties safer to reduce the risk of young children being run over.
The use of asbestos and lead-based paint in houses has been banned in New Zealand for many years but many older homes, including some Housing New Zealand Corporation houses, contain asbestos and/or have been painted with lead-based paint.
From time to time, Housing New Zealand contractors may need to do repairs on our properties, such as replacing asbestos cement roofing, wall cladding, or vinyl which may contain asbestos.
Introducing Kāinga Whenua
If you have a right to live on multiple-owned Māori land, a Kāinga Whenua loan allows you to build, purchase or relocate a house to that land. This guide goes into details of the process of applying for a Kāinga Whenua loan and building on or relocating to multiple-owned Māori land.
Download the guide, or visit our Kāinga Whenua page.
Cheap, Green and Clean
You don’t always have to buy expensive cleaning products for general household cleaning. You may already have some very good cleaning products in your kitchen cupboards. If you’ve got salt, baking soda, vinegar and lemons then this booklet will give you some ideas on how to use them for basic cleaning tasks.
The Healthy Housing Programme
The Healthy Housing programme is a joint programme between Housing New Zealand and District Health Boards.
Healthy Housing aims to improve health and housing conditions for people living in Housing New Zealand houses.
Top tips around the home to save cash and the environment
We can all do our bit for the environment round the home, and why not save some cash as well. These are our top tips to do both.
Welcome Packs for Community Group Housing customers
If you are an existing Community Group Housing customer, you will require a copy of our Welcome Pack. There are two versions depending on which type of service you provide. Select the service that you are providing and download the appropriate Welcome Pack.