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We make homes habitable

We work with New Zealanders to ensure that homes are warm, dry, and safe. We could not do this without the help of our supporters nationwide, providing Home keepers with critical repairs and maintenance work year-round.

Home Repair Programme

Our Home Repair programme is an affordable, interest-free solution for homeowners needing support with critical repairs and maintenance. It’s about keeping homes warm, dry, healthy and safe.

If you own and occupy your home and need a hand up to get back on track with your home maintenance, Habitat’s Home Repair programme may be for you.

The Home Repair programme is supported by BNZ.

The Home Repair process:

  1. Homeowners apply to Habitat, providing information about their home and income.
  2. We complete an affordability assessment to ensure repayments won’t put families into financial strife.
  3. Repairs are carried out using our tradespeople or trusted contractors.
  4. Homeowners pay us back at no interest, over a period of up to five years.

Healthy Homes Programme

We provide healthy homes services, which directly address acute and preventable health issues that can be attributed to a cold damp living environment.

We work collaboratively with a range of partners including Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) providers, and whānau. 

This service includes an initial home assessment, and a range of minor repairs and interventions that support a warmer, drier home including a full curtain installation service. During winter we also provide winter warmer packs which are distributed through a range of community and iwi partners.

Community Groups and Referrals

If you are a referrer, iwi, maternity provider, school, early learning centre or community group and have referrals interested in this service, or if you want to partner with or support our initiative, please get in touch with us.



Programmes

We also promote fair and decent housing