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  • We are sorry to have to share the news that Louise Dunn who has been a loved and valued member of the Housing Foundation team, has sadly passed away after a very short period of illness on the 26th December.

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Meet Our Families

Are you ready to move into Home Ownership?  Find out if one of our housing programmes could work for you.

Due to increased interest, please be aware it may take some time to get back to you.  

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Recent News

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Nov

Waimahia celebrates 100th home

The Waimahia affordable housing project at Weymouth has completed its...

25

Jun

Foundation awards hard working organisations

  On the 24th of June, Brian Donnelly, Louise Dunn and...

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May

Councillors visit

On Friday the 15th May, members of Auckland Council were invited out to...

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Apr

Lots of interest

At the Housing Foundation we’ve found that our small dedicated team have...

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 www.kiwibank.co.nz and www.asb.co.nz

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 www.familybudgeting.org.nz

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 www.welcomehomeloan.co.nz

Kiwisaver

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 www.kiwisaver.govt.nz

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