Tenant home ownership programme and FirstHome grant

Published: 13 November 2017

FirstHome is a scheme that offers a grant of 10% of the purchase price of selected Housing New Zealand houses up to a maximum of $20,000.

From 1 December 2015 Housing New Zealand tenants who wish to buy the house they are living in, which has been confirmed as being one for sale, can apply for a FirstHome grant. The FirstHome grant is not available in areas where there is high demand for state houses. These areas include Auckland, Wellington City, Christchurch, Hamilton and Tauranga.

To find out more about FirstHome and how to apply for this, call 0508 935 266 or email FirstHome@hnzc.co.nz. You can also read more about FirstHome here.

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