We’re building new homes!

Our Progressive Home Ownership programme has found new local families! 

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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.

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.

Being present at one of our info meetings is mandatory prior to applying for our PHO homes. We explain what is our programme about and we provide the application packages with the form to apply.

We held info meetings in February 2023, with deadline on March 17th. Application is now closed. We have selected families who lived in the area for at least 2 years with the greatest need.


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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