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  • The Powell Family, Takanini

    Warren: “We came to New Zealand from Suva in Fiji in 2008. When we first arrived in New Zealand our son was two and half years old. We came to New Zealand in search of a better life for ourselves and our son.

  • House Proud

    We are Lisa & Wirihana, proud parents of Ngāwaka & Raukura, & proud owners of a crazy dog - Tokena. Prior to our Housing Foundation journey we had been renting in south Auckland, in Manurewa where we both grew up.

  • Our Journey to Home Ownership

    Hi my name is Tau, this is the story of Kelly our twins and me living here together. This is our place, our home, here in Takanini. Before we came here we were living in Christchurch for 20 years and then we moved back to Auckland in 2006.

  • Home Ownership Changed Our Lives

    Hi, I am Richard Drake. I live here in Mangere with Nicola, my wife and our three sons Oliver, Thomas and Peter aged 6, 5 and 1. I work as an Organisational Development Advisor at Auckland Council.

  • A Life Changing Moment

    After her divorce, Jackie found herself starting over again. She moved from Wellington to Auckland in 2005 with four children between the ages of 1-13 years.

  • A lifeline of hope

    Hi, my name is Tania and this is my partner Lei. We lived in a private rental property in Manurewa with our young children. We had lived there in a three bedroom house for over six years.

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Meet Our Families

Are you searching for an affordable and healthy home?  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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Helpful Information

SBS, Kiwibank and ASB

The SBS, Kiwibank and ASB banks have teams of specialist mobile managers to arrange your mortgage for our Affordable Equity product.  We will introduce you to one of these banks and a mobile manager will meet with you. To test what you can borrow, we suggest you use the banks mortgage calculators and if you want more information on their mortgage lending 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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