Andrew’s Family

Jan 20, 2021
Andrew’s family moved into their first home in 2015 after partnering with Habitat through our Progressive Home Ownership programme. “Habitat gave us the confidence that we could get a house, plan for the future, pick our kids schools, and build our lives because we know where we’re going to be. We were given that hand-up to allow us to dream and make that dream a reality.” Many Kiwi’s are locked out of the housing market and unable to save for a deposit while paying high rents. Through the Progressive Home Ownership programme, Habitat provides partner families with a pathway into home ownership. Families help to build a simple, decent home alongside Habitat volunteers and tradespersons. With affordable repayments the family rent the home from Habitat for five years before taking full ownership within 10 years – using the rent paid less Habitat’s costs as part of their deposit. The programme enables families to enjoy the stability and security that comes with owning a home.