About Habitat Nelson
Habitat for Humanity Nelson is part of an affiliated Habitat network that works across New Zealand as well as internationally, towards a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. In pursuit of this vision, Habitat Nelson provides a range of programmes aimed at building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in the Nelson Tasman region.
Our flagship programme is rent-to-buy Progressive Home Ownership – a programme designed for mid-income households in Nelson who are locked out of the housing market and need to become mortgage-ready before affording a home.
Progressive Home Ownership
This is our primary housing programme in the Nelson Tasman region. It offers a rent-to-buy opportunity—selected partner families initially rent homes that we construct, which serves as the basis for their deposit. Within five years, they have the option to purchase the homes.
Affordable and Social Rentals
We provide short- and long-term rentals for individuals in housing need.
- Social rentals – our latest partner project is “Cabins for the Community“, a transitional housing for homeless people in Nelson.
- Affordable rentals – rental options with safe and secure tenure. Two out of 14 townhouses in Stoke Stage 1 and one out of 8 homes in Stoke Stage 2 were affordable rentals.
Homes built to date
More homes by 2024
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Our Partner Families
We partner with low- to mid-income Nelson families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to achieve home ownership without some support. Local whanau are selected because of their clear and obvious housing need, a strong demonstration of a willingness to partner with Habitat Nelson, and their potential to successfully make a shift to home ownership.
𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑛𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 3 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠, 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑔𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑛 – 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑛 𝑎 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 2 𝑘𝑖𝑑𝑠 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒. 𝑇𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑓𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑛𝑜 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦.
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.