Current Housing Projects

In 2018, The Housing Foundation will be building four 4-bedroomed, two-storey houses.  These houses are part of a major subdivision currenty under construction.

The houses are designed for working households who are renting and are unable to purchase their own home.  These homes are ideal for family-sized households with two or more children and who want a place to call 'home'; ideally you already live or work in East or South Auckland.

 

To be eligible, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Gross household income of between $75,000 and $95,000 per annum
  • Have a deposit of at least $10,000 (preferably more); you can include your Kiwisaver account balance in your deposit calculations
  • Have minimal or no debt (less than $5,000).  Please note: Student Loans are not considered a debt for the purpose of this exercise
  • Have a good credit record
  • Be able to qualify for a mortgage of between $380,000 and $450,000; New Zealand Housing Foundation will assist you in getting a mortgage from one of our partner banks
  • This must be your First Home and you must live in it.

 

If you believe that this is an opportunity which matches your current circumstances, please Register your Interest as a first step here: Registration Form.

 

Please click on one of Housing Foundation's Greater Christchurch housing developments below:

Faringdon - Greater Christchurch

FEBRUARY 2018: ALL HOUSES IN THIS PROJECT HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED.

 

The Housing Foundation has been oversubscribed by registration and applications for this development. Thank you to those who have registered their interest. If you have previously applied, Housing Foundation will retain your details on file in the event of other similar opportunities arise in the area.

For general non-specific area Registrations of Interest, please use the Contact Us Form.

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Kirkbride Road is our new housing development in Mangere Bridge.  Full of character and surrounded by the picturesque views of Mangere Domain and the estuary, our Kirkbride Road houses are close to the Mangere Bridge Township, surrounding schools and community facilities.

The Housing Foundation will be building three 3-bedroom homes which will be available by early Autumn 2018.  These houses are designed for working households who are currently renting, but wanting to purchase their own home.  Perfect for smaller households with 2-3 children, these homes will be ideal for households looking to find a place they can finally call 'Home'.

 

To be eligible, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Permanent New Zealand citizenship or residency
  • A total gross household income of between $70,000 - $95,000 per annum
  • Have minimal or no debt
  • Provide a deposit of at least $10,000, which can include Kiwisaver and Homestart Grant.

 

As a first step to finding 'a home to call your own', please register here.

ALL HOUSES IN SCOTT ROAD HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED

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In 2017, The Housing Foundation will be building four, two-bedroomed, two-storey standalone houses.  These houses are part of a major subdivision off Scott Road, Hobsonville. 

These houses are designed for working households who are renting and are unable to purchase their own home.  The homes are ideal for single adults or couples with one or two young children wanting a place to call 'home'; ideally you already live or work in West or North West Auckland.

 

To be eligible, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Total household gross income (before tax) of between $75,000 - $95,000 per year
  • Have a total household deposit of at least $10,000 (preferably more); you can include your Kiwisaver account balance in your deposit calculations
  • Have minimal or no debt (less than $5,000).  Please note: Student Loans are not considered a debt for the purpose of this exercise
  • Have a good credit record
  • Be able to qualify for a mortgage of between $380,000 and $450,000; New Zealand Housing Foundation will assist you in getting a mortgage from one of our partner banks
  • This must be your First Home and you must live in it.
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If you believe that this is an opportunity which matches your current circumstances, please Register your Interest as a first step here: Registration Form.

 

ALL HOUSES IN THIS PROJECT HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED.

The private sales website is : http://www.whauplace.com

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Update August 2016

Trent Street, Avondale is a current New Zealand Housing Foundation development.  When completed, it will comprise 33 houses in total of which 21 houses will be used with The Housing Foundation's two affordable housing programmes:

  1. Affordable Equity and
  2. Affordable Rental

The remaining 12 houses are allocated for Private Sale and are being handled by Housing Partnership (no relation to New Zealand Housing Foundation). The private sales website is : http://www.whauplace.com

 

BUILD PROGRESS

Construction of the first four houses started on 19th August 2016.  We anticipate a 12 to 14 month construction programme, depending on weather.  Completion dates are issued to the households as we get closer to settlement dates.

The Housing Foundation will be organising a household seminar for its households close to the end of September.  The households will be directly notified.

 

Photo: Whakawhiti Loop (Trent Street), Feb 2016

 

 

The Waimahia Inlet development lies in a beautiful coastal setting with parks and landscaped reserves facing the Manukau Harbour on the Weymouth Peninsula.

This development has been undertaken through the formation of a partnership between the Tamaki Collective, The Maori Trustee, CORT Community Housing and The Housing Foundation.  These not-for-profit organisations are dedicated to providing affordable housing for families in this great location.

The objective was to build a new community of affordable homes, primarily for first home buyers, using the assisted ownership financial products offered by the development partners such as shared home ownership, rent to buy, home saver, and community rental products.  The partners appreciated some financial support from the Crown to achieve these objectives.

Close to 100% of all the homes were sold as “affordable”, with 70% assisted affordable and 30% sold to the private market.  Construction began in 2014 and at the end of 2017 we have 280 of the total 295 homes now completed.  Final completion, including construction of kaumatua housing and a Community Centre / Early Childhood Centre, will be achieved by mid 2018.

Each home has been architecturally designed to be warm and energy efficient and has been built by experienced registered builders to a high standard while still providing an affordable first home.

The Development partnership ensured that over 25% of the developed land was placed into reserves and parks.  In addition, we have been responsible for constructing two children’s playgrounds and an adult fitness trail which add considerably to the amenity of the area.  Auckland Council has funded a playground on the stormwater reserve.

Waimahia Inlet has an active Residents' Association that has a major focus on community development activities and also has a role to see that the physical environment of the development continues to be well maintained.  There is a strong network of Neighbourhood Support groups in every street which helps to ensure that residents are safety conscious and become part of a well-connected community. 

The Housing Foundation has a number of upcoming projects, so while the opportunity to be part of the Waimahia community has closed, you may be eligible to apply for one of our future projects. Gauge your eligibility and check the preliminary criteria via this website.  We welcome your registration of interest.

 

Who can apply for New Zealand Housing Foundation's Affordable Housing Programmes in Waimahia Inlet, Auckland? 

As we near the final stages of development, we have limited types of houses available.  We are looking for eligible families for our Affordable Equity programme. 

 

Criteria and considerations based on the houses available at this time:

  • You are committed to owning your own home
  • At least one member of the household must be in full time employment
  • You need to have permanent NZ citizenship or residency (which is also a condition of the mortgage lending terms of our banks)
  • You are not a current homeowner in New Zealand or overseas (i.e.: you are a first home buyer)
  • Your total household gross income (before tax) is between $75,000 - $95,000 per year
  • Total household debt is less than $5,000
  • A minimum deposit of $10,000 is required; your Kiwisaver can be included in your deposit, subject to the terms and conditions of your Kiwisaver provider
  • You live and/or work in or near the local area
  • Your household is made up of 4 or more persons
  • Number of cars the household has that matches the available parking.

 

For more information, contact us:

Phone  0800 WAIMAHIA (0800 924 62442)  

Visit        www.waimahiainlet.co.nz

Email      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Housing Foundation
PO Box 44018
Point Chevalier
Auckland 1246

 

Photo: Waimahia Inlet, Feb 2016 click on the image to go to the image gallery for Waimahia Inlet, Auckland.

 

 
 

In 2018, The Housing Foundation will be building two-bedroomed, single level apartments on the ground and first floors.  These apartments are part of our Waimahia Inlet subdivision in Weymouth which is currently under construction.

These apartments have been designed for adults aged 55 years and over who are currently renting in the Weymouth, Manurewa or Manukau area. They form part of a small cluster of apartments designed purely for older adults.

 

To be eligible you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Gross household income of between $45,000 and $60,000 per annum
  • Be 55 years old, or older
  • Have a good tenancy record
  • Live in the Weymouth, Manurewa or Manukau area

 

If you believe that this is an opportunity which matches your current circumstances, please Register your Interest as a first step here: Registration Form.

 
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