Halswell Commons, Christchurch

6km from the CBD and developed with the aim of cultivating a sense of community, Halswell Commons is a new subdivision bordered by Halswell Road, Hendersons Road and Sparks Road. Halswell Commons is designed around reserves and pathways to the front of homes and access ways to the rear, creating an open environment.

Located directly adjacent to Halswell Commons, the SouthWest Village is to become the heart of retail and commercial development in the area. The SouthWest will provide local amenities to the entire Halswell district, employment opportunities and a local hub of activity that grows alongside the developing community.

The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is providing a limited number of 3 and 4-bedroom houses throughout the 300-home Halswell Commons development for first home owners to purchase under the Trust’s First Home Buyer Initiative.

On behalf of the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, Housing Foundation is currently inviting applications from households which meet the following qualifying requirements:

  • You are NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • At least one member of the household must be in full time employment, and
  • You are a first home buyer and will live in this house, and
  • Your combined household gross (before tax) income is approximately between $74,000 and $95,000 per year; you can include Family Tax Credits, and
  • You have a deposit of approximately $35,000 (dependent on income) including KiwiSaver and HomeStart Grant, and
  • You have minimal or no debt, and
  • You have a good credit record, and
  • You are able to qualify for a home loan/mortgage, which we will assist you in obtaining, from one of the Trust’s partner banks, and
  • You are fully committed to owning your own home.

As a first step to finding ‘a Halswell Commons home to call your own’ please check our Application Guide.


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