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

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...

Habitat to build 40 more homes in NZ

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is delighted to have successfully secured additional loan support from the Government to provide 40 new homes to families of modest means. Under the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme, Habitat will receive a...

Homes are for people, not a housing market

The importance of a home has come into sharp focus in recent weeks as we have all been asked to lockdown in response to the latest COVID-19 outbreak. A place where you, and hopefully your family, can safely stay, that’s warm, dry and has enough...

Take the Buy Nothing New Month challenge!

October is Buy Nothing New Month and Habitat for Humanity is inviting you to join the challenge. With our five shops in Auckland and one in Whangārei, we are all about encouraging people to embrace old as new, to buy pre-loved goods and discover...

Four new Progressive Home Ownership homes in Pukekohe

As part of our housing provision, we provide a Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme supporting working families into homeownership. We are excited to announce the release of four PHO homes in Pukekohe. This opportunity is in conjunction with...

Habitat Youth Leadership Board representative, Taylor Kennard

Taylor, who is in her third year at AUT studying criminology and volunteering with Habitat since early 2020, was recently nominated to represent Habitat NZ at the Asia Pacific Youth Leadership Board.    “The Habitat for Humanity Youth Leadership...

Habitat home life-changing for Motueka family

Before partnering with Habitat for Humanity Nelson through its Progressive Home Ownership Programme Storm and her two children Delphi (10) and Zkaia (12) would bounce from house to house due to insecure rental tenancies. The longest stay they had...

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...

Habitat for Humanity surveys homes amid destruction

LES CAYES, Haiti (Aug. 17, 2021) ─ Habitat for Humanity crews have fanned out in Haiti’s southwestern peninsula to survey homes in the wake of a powerful earthquake that has killed at least 1,297 people and caused thousands of structures to the...