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Funding Tools & Information


Specialist mobile mortgage managers can help you to arrange your mortgage for our shared ownership programme.

We will introduce you to a bank we work with and a mobile mortgage 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, visit their websites:


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 kiwisaver.govt.nz

Budgeting Advice

Looking for help with budgeting and managing your finances?

The New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services can help you with this. Their service is free and confidential. Housing Foundation can introduce you to an office near your workplace or home, or you can find out more at familybudgeting.org.nz

‘Sorted’ offers New Zealanders free, impartial information and calculators to help manage money throughout life. Read our guides or use free online tools by sorted.org.nz

Welcome Home Loans

Have a 10% deposit already?

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.



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