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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.


OurPower is an electricity retail brand of WEL Networks. Their aim is to keep pricing simple for customers and provide low-cost electricity to the Waikato. Click here to know more.

Want to apply?
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 $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.

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

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.

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...

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     Contact: 07 849 0284 | [email protected]

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

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