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

Progressive Home Ownership – Application form

Progressive Home Ownership – Expression of Interest

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.


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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. 

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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 $9 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.

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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

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.

Building strength through affordable repairs and interest free repayments

After putting up with overflowing spouting and a leaky roof for eight years, a Rotorua homeowner got much-needed repairs through Habitat’s Home Repair Programme. Student Rachel* said she previously couldn’t afford to get the repairs made – “I had just never been able...

Alma Brotherhood Court – Habitat’s retirement village in Kihikihi

It’s almost been a year since Kihikihi retirement village Alma Brotherhood Court became part of Habitat for Humanity Central Region. The village consist of 10 stand-alone one and two bedroom villas, each owned by residents.   In December 2021, there was some...

Home Repair Programme enabling whanau to keep up with critical repairs

Struggling to find an affordable heating solution for her home, Habitat’s Home Repair Programme supported a Wellington woman to get a new wood burner installed. “I felt genuinely supported by Habitat…they just had a real sense of humanity and compassion,” homeowner...

Home repair for a deserving whanau in Ngaruawahia

“It created a warmer house for my kids. Somewhere nice for them to have a shower and a bath now.” A recent home repair job completed by our Operations team in Ngaruawahia. The home had no insulation and was in urgent need of repairs due to one of their children’s...

From moving houses to owning a home in Gisborne

Gisborne homeowner Michelle Leaf began her Progressive Home Ownership journey with Habitat as a single parent of seven children – and is now proud to say her home is “full” with her six beautiful mokopuna

‘Phenomenal’ transformation to homeownership with Habitat for Humanity

(L-R Brianne-Rose, Jane, Naomi, and Moana-Jane) Hamilton woman Jane Caffery said achieving home ownership with Habitat for Humanity has been “phenomenal” – it gave her the opportunity to raise her children without burden and stress of renting. A very important part of...

St Oran’s College volunteering with Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Central Region and St Oran's College in Wellington worked together to increase students’ knowledge of housing needs, and social justice. This culminated in a hands-on experience. Over two days in March 2021 17 year-10 students painted the Pomare...

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