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Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organisation that helps families build and improve a place to call home, here in New Zealand and around the world.  We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. 


Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore chain of charity shops helps to fund the mission through sale of quality goods donated by households and companies. 


At Habitat, we build and repair homes because we believe everyone should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. Your support can help us do more. 


Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity. Find out the many ways you can volunteer in your local area, and overseas.


Learn more about housing need in New Zealand, and what defines a ‘decent place to live’.  

Kickstarting 33 whānau on their home ownership journey

We have partnered with the Government under the Progressive Home Ownership programme to build 33 homes in the Waikato, Nelson and Auckland regions over the next 18 months! We are extremely proud to be working alongside families in a practical way to help them achieve housing security and stability. Ultimately, this is about empowering them to build a solid foundation for their whanau. Read more

Family Story

Throughout New Zealand, Habitat for Humanity partner with family’s through our Assisted Home Ownership programme, providing a pathway to home ownership for the many people otherwise locked out of the market. One of those family’s was Sanjida’s. Read more

Latest News

Habitat NZ’s Youth Leader shares at Asia Pacific Housing Forum

Youth from across the world shared at the #APHousingForum Youth Congress for 2021. Sixteen speakers from Asia and the Pacific discussed their views on "building forward better for inclusive housing." Our very own, Taylor Kennard (Habitat Youth...

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...

More focus on much needed Pasifika home ownership

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region and Auckland based Penina Trust are pleased to announce a partnership to improve home ownership for Pasifika communities in South Auckland. As an experienced Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) provider, Habitat...

AMI customers boost community housing efforts, reduce waste with Habitat for Humanity

AMI customers replacing damaged items after a claim can now choose to donate their used goods to community housing provider, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand. The initiative forms part of AMI’s ongoing partnership with the not-for-profit, and is...

Habitat supporting emergency housing on Waiheke through essential repairs

Habitat is delighted to be able to support Living Waters emergency housing by making essential repairs to the site's bathroom, rebuilt to house two toilets and two showers, including access for disabled persons. Wiremu Te Taniwha from Living Waters...

Te Roroa and Habitat Northern sign Mana Enhancing Agreement

Te Roroa and Habitat for Humanity Northern Region have today signed a Mana Enhancing Agreement, agreeing to work together to provide long term, healthy and affordable housing solutions for Te Roroa tribal members, including whānau in the rohe of Te...

Home ownership a significant milestone for Auckland family

"This settlement is a big milestone. We are over the moon. We can stand up on our own feet and find our own way." - Takapuna, Progressive Home Ownership Partner Family Habitat has been helping New Zealanders with a hand up into home ownership for...

Habitat Northern one step closer to building healthier homes in Takānini

Habitat for Humanity Northern is delighted to have secured Resource Consent for a medium density housing development in Takānini, Auckland. This mixed tenure development is a mix of 9, 3 bed Progressive Home Ownership (PHO), and 17 Social Rental 1...

Healthier home in Waiheke through Home Repair Programme

“Habitat for Humanity; it’s all in the name. To help people live with dignity in their homes is the most humane act you can do. To help give the ability to live in your own home without shame,” said Sarah’s father. Habitat continues to work in...

Home building more important than ever

The need for adequate housing has become more important than ever with New Zealanders being asked to live, work, play and school their children from home in recent weeks. “With the current outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of having a home that...