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About Housing Foundation

Established in 2001, Housing Foundation is a charitable trust that delivers affordable housing options for working New Zealand households who are finding it difficult to buy a secure, warm, dry home. Housing Foundation also collaborates and partners with Iwi and other organisations in the sector, and is supported by leading philanthropic organisations within New Zealand, including The Tindall Foundation.

Through our shared ownership programme, Housing Foundation works closely with families to assist them into home ownership.

We offer our expertise and support to Iwi and other organisations, enabling a broad reach to communities throughout New Zealand.

Housing Foundation has housed hundreds of families since we began operations in 2001 and will continue to work with government agencies, Iwi and community organisations to house even more families who would otherwise be unable to own a home.

We are grateful to have financial support from leading philanthropic organisations within Aotearoa such as The Tindall Foundation.

HF has the vision and determination to continue to work on developing communities and growing strong, safe neighbourhoods for residents.  The improved health, education and social outcomes for our residents has proven that secure housing brings well-being.

Contact us if you would like to know more about how you or your organisation can support us, or partner with us to create homes and communities for working families in New Zealand.

The Board | 2019 Annual Report | 2018 Annual Report

Our Mission

To relieve poverty by providing or assisting with the provision of affordable housing for low income persons and households in New Zealand

Our Vision

Empowering communities and building for the future, through innovative housing solutions


To all our valued families, stakeholders and suppliers

This describes the steps Housing Foundation is taking to respond to COVID-19 while continuing to operate.

We will continue to operate while ensuring we do everything possible to keep our team, families, stakeholders and suppliers safe.  The safety of our employees and households in our home ownership and rent to own programmes is a priority. The steps we will take to reduce risk include:

Housing Foundation team members will be available to be contacted as follows:

Enquiries regarding Home Ownership Applications and general enquiries to: info@housingfoundation.co.nz
Enquiries regarding home maintenance to: maintenance@housingfoundation.co.nz
Enquiries regarding office, financial and business operations to: office@housingfoundation.co.nz

Call Centre number is freephone 0800 4 HOUSING (446 874)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on one of the above emails or reach out to me or a member of the team directly.

We hope you continue to stay safe and remain well.


Kind regards,
Dominic Foote
CEO Housing Foundation