We’re building new homes!

Our Progressive Home Ownership programme is looking for Nelson families to apply.

Habitat Nelson_Stoke Stage 2 development

About the Programme

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

Through our Progressive Home Ownership (PHO), we partner with households 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.

Stoke Stage 2 Development 

We’re planning to build 3 x 3-bedroom and 4 x 2-bedroom homes for PHO on 617 Main Road, Stoke (end of Shields Way).

How do you Apply?

Applicants need to have a genuine housing need, and do not qualify for a conventional mortgage. Therefore, regular paid employment and a fair level of investment will be required, due to the values of these homes. 

Attending and registering at one of our info meetings (below) prior to application is mandatory. No pre-registration is required. You’ll find out what is our programme about, we’ll show you the project in more details, and you can ask questions.

Info meetings will be held in October 2023 at the Habitat Hub in Mosaic room:

      • Tuesday, 24th October: 10am & 7pm
      • Thursday, 26th October: 10am & 7pm
      • Saturday, 28th October: 1pm

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


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Time to info meetings








Tita’s Story

Young local family were living on Waimea Road before moving into brand-new townhouse on Main Road, Stoke in June 2023. We’ve been paying somebody else’s mortgage. Here, we’re actually renting to buy our own house,” adds Tita.

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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