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We’re building new homes!

Our Progressive Home Ownership programme is looking for families to apply 

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About the Programme

Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit organisation working to provide decent, affordable housing for families in need. Habitat for Humanity Nelson is currently seeking applications from local families who live in the Nelson Tasman region who are interested in partnering with us to build a home through our Progressive Home Ownership programme.

Through our Progressive Home Ownership we partner with families locked out of the private housing market. Families occupy a new home built by Habitat Nelson, and pay the equivalent of fair market rent determined by their total gross household income. This programme allows local households to enter an affordable rental programme with secure tenure for at least five years, until refinancing and taking ownership of their own home.  Find out more.

Richmond Development 

We’re planning to build 5 x 3-bedroom townhouses on 171 Queen Street, Richmond

How do you Apply?

Applicants need to have a genuine housing need, and do not qualify for a conventional mortgage. Regular paid employment and a substantial level of
investment will be required, due to the values of these homes. Only applicants who live in the region will be accepted.

If you’d like to apply, please come to one of our info meetings listed below. We will explain what is our programme about and we’ll provide the application packages with the form to apply.


                                  Location:   The Richmond Room at Club Waimea
                                                      345 Lower Queen Street, Richmond

                                  Dates:        Thursday 23rd February, 10am and 7pm

                                                      Saturday 25th, 10am


If you have any questions, please contact Tor Kiore, Support Services Coordinator, at 022 135 2922.


Paul’s Story

Local family of six were living in a Tipahi St house owned by the health board when Paul saw an ad from Habitat for Humanity Nelson and applied for Progressive Home Ownership. That led him to their first Habitat home and ten years later, they are on their third, a lifestyle block at Hira.

We wouldn’t be able to afford a home without a help from Habitat Nelson,” adds Paul.

Tammy’s Story

After years of living in a cold and damp homes and chronically sick children, Tammy and her family finally have a place to call their own after partnering with Habitat through our Progressive Home Ownership programme.

Further Enquiries 

To find out more details or make general enquiries, please fill out the below form and we will be in touch soon.  Thank you.

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