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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

Several hundred thousand Kiwi families are experiencing unacceptable living conditions, according to new Aotearoa Housing Survey.

AMI Insurance and Habitat for Humanity NZ are on a mission to help improve the lives of 75,000 Kiwis living in housing need; this survey is the first step to help understand the scale of the issue. The inaugural Aotearoa Housing Survey by AMI...

Volunteer day creates a weatherproof home for whānau

Thank you to the team at Bluestone Mortgages who partnered with us to paint Stefanie’s home. Stefanie, a busy mum of four had struggled to keep on top of the home maintenance after a hot water cylinder leaked, causing major damage to the home and...

AMI presents: Humans of Habitat

As part of our national AMI partnership, AMI has been sharing a series of stories from our team to raise awareness of what we do within New Zealand. We are proud to showcase our awesome staff and volunteers so people can learn about the day to day...

No more hospitalisations for Brittany’s whānau

“My children have had asthma and bronchitis. We knew that something had to change in our house because of the quality of the air," said mum of three Brittany. After Brittany's youngest child was hospitalised and then diagnosed with bronchitis late...

A warmer home for Northland whānau

Habitat for Humanity provides a wide range of home construction, repair, and renovation programmes aimed at building strength, stability, and independence through shelter. Whangārei residents, Raina and Takiri, had repairs done on their Northland...

New beginnings for Habitat’s latest homeowners

Habitat welcomes four further families on their journey towards home ownership in Pukekohe, South Auckland through the Progressive Home Ownership programme. Each family celebrated the handing over of the keys with emotion filled dedication...

Panmure ReStore reopens with new look

The Panmure ReStore opened again in mid-April after getting a much needed new roof and fresh new look. Annie Hurley, the ReStore Operations Manager said, "As the landlord was replacing the roof due to its age, we also took the opportunity to...

A place to ‘sleep in peace’: Ukrainian family flees bombing, settles into temporary home

The loud explosions jolted Marina and her husband from their slumber just before dawn outside Dnipro, a central Ukrainian city that spreads out from the banks of the Dnieper River. Confused, they wandered outside their nine-story apartment building...

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...

Ukraine: Habitat for Humanity helps refugees on the move and those needing housing

WARSAW (April 4, 2022) — As millions of refugees flee violence in Ukraine, Habitat for Humanity continues responding in neighboring Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia to help meet the shelter needs of both families on the move to other...