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  • Meet One of Our Families

    Hepi Tapa,Sebastiano Simonetti and their young family moved into their new home in Addison, Takanini just before Christmas 2012. Hepi and Sebastiano said it was the best Christmas present they could have asked for! They told the story of their journey to the Papakura Courier.

  • About New Zealand Housing Foundation

    Housing Foundation are a not-for-profit, charitable trust delivering affordable home ownership for low income households. We provide options for getting New Zealander's into new homes of their own. Once they are in their home we help them manage their finances so overtime they can afford to buy it outright. Learn more about Housing Foundation.

  • Virtual Tour of One of our Homes

    This house is one of the first to be built in our Claverdon Drive, Massey development. Come and have a look inside to see what your future home could look like! If you are allocated one of our homes, you get to choose from a range of interior design schemes that includes carpet, vinyl, bench tops, curtains and paint colours.

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Waimahia Inlet

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Meet Our Families

Do you dream of owning your own home but need help?  Think you might meet our criteria?

Due to increased interest, please be aware it may take some time to get back to you but we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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Helpful Information

Kiwibank and ASB

Kiwibank and ASB have teams of specialist mobile managers to arrange your mortgage for the Affordable Equity programme.  We will introduce you to the bank of your choice and a mobile manager will meet with you. To use the banks mortgage calculators and for more information on their terms and conditions, go to and

Budgeting Advice

We like our families to prepare a budget that shows how they can pay the rent and repay their debt.  The New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services can help you do this – their service is free and confidential.  We can refer you to the office closest to where you live. For more information go to

Welcome Home Loans

If you think you could have 10% deposit for a house (from Kiwisaver, the First Home Buyer Grant, a gift from family or savings), then a Welcome Home Loan could be for you.  With a Welcome Home Loan pre-approval you can buy a new house of your choice instead of through New Zealand Housing Foundation.  See


First home buyers can use their Kiwisaver contributions as a deposit for a house.  You can withdraw some or all of your KiwiSaver savings (except for the $1,000 kick-start and member tax credit) to put towards buying your first home. You need to have been a KiwiSaver member for three or more years and you can only withdraw money to buy your first home. For more information, go to

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