Habitat for Humanity Central Region is working to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in communities from Tuakau to Wellington. Please click on the below links to learn more about our programmes, or scroll down to download Central’s application forms.

Progressive Home Ownership guide for applicants

Progressive Home Ownership – Expression of Interest

Progressive Home Ownership – Application form

Our services

Progressive Home Ownership

Home Repair Programme

Social and affordable rentals

Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out through all its work. Families invest whatever is within their ability to make a better life for themselves, while showing a willingness to partner with Habitat.

Subsidised heat pumps and insulation

Up to 80% off the cost of an installed heat pump.
Heater grants capped at $3,000 incl. GST
Eligibility criteria and conditions apply.

Find out if you’re eligible:
Call us on 07 849 0284
email at [email protected]

Skinny Jump

Jump is a low-cost prepaid broadband service for eligible Kiwi homes: Only $5 for 30GB of data, no contracts or credit checks, and the modem comes free of charge. Click here to know more. 

Want to apply?
Call us on 07 849 0284
email at [email protected]

Freeman Court

Independent living facility, in the heart of Te Awamutu

Established in 1979 by the community, for the community, Freeman Court is not a rest home or retirement village, but a place that provides services to support independent living for seniors.

Freeman Court extends its support to the local community by offering delivery of nutritious hot meals, five days a week for $10.50 per meal.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity

With Habitat for Humanity, you have the opportunity to build in your community and also in communities around the world.

Volunteering for Habitat is an incredibly rewarding experience-we work on a hand up, not a hand out philosophy, so you know that you are giving people a hand up in addressing their housing needs and paving a way to a better life for them.

Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities






Our Partners

A big thank you to all trusts, foundations, individuals and businesses who have supported us over the last year. Thanks for your support of our mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are committed to helping as many families as we can and to continuously develop the ways we help so we can meet the diverse need of our communities.

News from the Central Region

From one room to a whole house – Habitat supports whānau to achieve their housing dream

A Te Arawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa whānau from Rotorua are excited to have a place to call their own, partnering with Habitat for Humanity to end a long search for suitable housing. Te reo Māori teacher Tuterangiwhiu, his wife Carmen, who is self-employed, and their two...

International Women’s Day: Empowering women with knowledge and skills to find suitable rental housing

Habitat for Humanity partner with motivated women year-round to improve their access to safe and secure housing in New Zealand. For single mums Chrissi-Rae and Amy, Habitat Central’s Ready to Rent course provided the support, information, and empowerment they needed...

Habitat Home Repair helps preserve whānau home

For Carol, of Ngāti Wairere, her home in Gordonton is part of her identity. “It’s part of who I am. There’s a lot of heart in this whenua and both my parents and my grandparents put a lot of energy into this place. It’s my turn to pay that back,” Carol said. The...

Habitat Ready to Rent course helps young mum find a rental

Hamilton mum Chrissi-Rae was jumping with joy when she found out she’d secured a rental property for her and her then five-month-old baby.  She’d been living in emergency housing for six months, after leaving a domestic violence situation, and had lost hope of finding...

Donate, don’t dump, says Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Central Region is reminding people ahead of the holiday season that dumping goods outside shop doors isn’t donating. During the Christmas period and weekends, Habitat often receives an influx of goods left outside their ReStore charity shops....

Habitat for Humanity supports two Tauranga whānau on their journey to home ownership

Two Tauranga whānau took their first step towards home ownership, receiving the keys to their new homes through Habitat for Humanity’s rent-to-buy Progressive Home Ownership system last week. A dedication ceremony took place for the three-bedroom houses at Sanctuary...

Habitat for Humanity and Waikato Diocesan School join forces to ensure whānau have a decent place to live

Habitat for Humanity Central Region has enlisted the help of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls’ Year 10 students, who are this week rolling up their sleeves to paint houses for two deserving families in Horotiu and Ngaruawahia. Habitat for Humanity Central Region...

Habitat and Waikato Tainui support house-proud homeowner

Adrianna, of Waikato Tainui, is really proud of her Whatawhata home. The house was previously owned by her parents and holds many whānau memories. As the current homeowner, Adrianna knew she wanted to make some repairs and renovations when she moved into the homestead...

Another step closer to home ownership

Nang Phong remembers feeling excited and happy when she found out her family had been selected for Habitat for Humanity’s Progressive Home Ownership programme. Five years ago, the San family – Nang Phong, her husband Zaw Mai, and their three children, Shong, Jack, and...

From motel living to renting – how a Habitat course helped a Hamilton mum

A Habitat for Humanity Ready to Rent course helped pregnant mum of five Amy Newton to refresh her tenancy knowledge, and move out of emergency accommodation after securing a private rental home.

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     Address: Level 1, Habitat House, 422 Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa,                                    Hamilton 3200

     Contact: 07 849 0284 | [email protected]

     Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

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