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.

Home Repair Programme – application form

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

A sense of community and common goals

According to Rangiiria, being in the same boat as others around her is one of the coolest aspects of Habitat for Humanity’s Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme. Rangiiria (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe), her husband Nathaniel (Cook Island), and their two children, Te...

“A real relief that, come this winter, we’re not going to have the issues of it pouring inside.”

A Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Kahungunu whaanau have been left pondering what to do with their special bucket after Habitat for Humanity repaired their leaky roof. For years, the bucket has lived in their Ngaaruawaahia home, ready to catch the water every time it rained....

Achieving strength, stability, and self-reliance

Moving into his Habitat home last December was the best Christmas gift for sole parent, Boyce (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui). He had just moved out of a respite facility and was facing an uncertain future in emergency housing. As luck would have it, he had a...

Stage one of Habitat for Humanity Te Awamutu housing development complete

The first stage of Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing development on Te Awamutu’s Racecourse Road is complete. Buildings on the former ZION church site were demolished last week, freeing up almost a hectare of land for housing. The site is being developed by...

One year on: Cyclone Gabrielle’s effect on housing

This week marks one year since thousands of families and homes were severely impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle in Northland, Auckland, the Coromandel, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. With properties badly damaged from the wild winds and floods, Habitat knew at the time that...

A place to call home

Tuterangiwhiu and Carmen are one of three families in Sanctuary Point, Tauranga, who are working towards home ownership within the next 10 years through Habitat for Humanity's Progressive Home Ownership programme. The Te Arawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa whānau were sharing...

When it rains, it pours – Habitat Home Repair remedies leaky roof worries

Priced out of the Auckland market, Triyoga and her husband Kaderi, a bus driver, made the decision to leave the bright city lights behind and move to Te Kuiti with their daughter (now 8) to purchase their first home. Their 1950s house sits on a hill with views...

Opportunity knocks for Papamoa future homeowner

Kristy Knox’s kids are at the forefront of all her decisions. When a Habitat for Humanity Progressive Home Ownership opportunity came up in Papamoa, Kristy, who works in recruitment, saw it as not just a chance to work towards owning her first home, but also to help...

Repairs for a warmer, drier winter

A Habitat for Humanity Home Repair loan has helped ensure Charles, from Horotiu, is ready for winter. Habitat Central Region has supported Charles, a pensioner, to complete repairs on his home, including having the roof replaced and a new heat pump installed. Charles’...

Delivery driver for a day

AMI team member Rae Guard took up the opportunity last week to deliver fresh, nutritious meals direct to people’s homes through Habitat’s meal delivery service, run by Freeman Court. The Te Awamutu resident, who enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life,...

     Central office

     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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