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Greens’ Rent to Own an idea whose time has come

Monday, 5 August 2019, 11:48 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is welcoming commitments made by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson at the Party’s AGM for a government-backed rent to own scheme. More >>

Habitat home repair gets a $1M boost

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:54 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s essential home repair work for low and moderate income families has received an unprecedented $1M boost from Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). More >>

Ground Broken on Hands on for Habitat Project

Friday, 28 June 2019, 7:31 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Ground Broken on Hands on for Habitat Project in Ngaruawahia Habitat for Humanity Central North Island has broken ground this afternoon on the ‘Hands on for Habitat’ project in Ngaruawahia, which aims to raise funds for Habitat’s home repair programme. More >>

Housing Budget a balance between urgent and long-term needs

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 6:09 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand commends the announcement of a range of new funds in housing, largely geared to address the urgent needs of the chronically homeless, those in government-funded transitional housing, and those deemed at imminent risk ... More >>

High Hopes for Home Ownership Assistance in Budget

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:02 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Tammy Ngawhika hopes that tomorrow’s budget announcement will include home ownership opportunities for people on low to moderate incomes. “Before I moved into my own home, I was living in a cold, damp home. My children were in and out of hospital. ... More >>

Housing Forum Puts Spotlight on Housing for Pacific People

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 1:12 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Auckland, 14th May 2019 The inaugural Pacific People’s Housing Forum, hosted by housing organisation Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and the Office of Hon. Jenny Salesa MP, Minister for Building and Construction will take place in Auckland on ... More >>

Progressive Home Ownership could help end family poverty

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:33 am | Habitat for Humanity

Progressive Home Ownership could help end intergenerational poverty More >>

Housing Charity backs call for Progressive Home Ownership

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7:50 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand agrees with the Salvation Army’s call for expanding access to home ownership through a form of Progressive Home Ownership as part of the government’s KiwiBuild scheme. The housing charity, which has assisted hundreds ... More >>

Habitat for Humanity readies response to Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:00 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, a not-for profit organisation focused on shelter, is preparing a response to Tropical Cyclone Gita, which struck Tonga as a Category 4 storm overnight after passing through Samoa. More >>

Home-for-a-home scheme for developing nations announced

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 2:24 pm | Habitat for Humanity

30 November 2017 New Zealand’s first home-for-a-home scheme for developing nations announced Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, a not-for profit organisation that works to provide access to affordable shelter, in partnership with national construction ... More >>

15,000 To Become Progressive Homeowners

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:27 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The Green Party today launched its progressive homeownership policy at the annual conference of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, reports the housing charity from its Rotorua event. More >>

Damage in Philippines after Typhoon Haima devastation

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:13 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Shelter expert Habitat for Humanity is today assessing damage to homes and farms in the Northern Philippines after the category four typhoon Haima brought intense winds and rain. More >>

Habitat for Humanity Talks Solutions with Labour Leader

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 3:31 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand has today met with Labour Leader Andrew Little to share ideas about housing in New Zealand. This follows a recent announcement that the charity is building 100 cyclone-resistant homes in the Pacific. More >>

Fashion for Humanity - Mena Label Rebuilds Fiji

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 9:55 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is today recognising fashion designer Agnes Loheni and her team at fashion label MENA for their extraordinary support for cyclone victims in Fiji. The high-end Pacific clothing label’s fundraiser is being hailed as ‘true solidarity’ ... More >>

Tongan Families to Benefit From New Partnership

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:35 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga cemented a commitment to shelter projects that will improve the safety, resilience and wellbeing of Tongan families. More >>

Habitat Concerned for Families With Only Tarp Shelter

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:58 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The national director of Habitat for Humanity in Fiji has expressed concerned for families without shelter, as locals prepare for a 6pm curfew and Tropical Cyclone Zina makes landfall. More >>

Shelter Charity Ready as Fiji Braces

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:10 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The head of shelter charity Habitat for Humanity was today urging for Kiwis to support its disaster response fund, as families in Fiji, brace for the second tropical cyclone in six weeks. More >>

Pacific advocates move ahead on shelter for Tonga

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:01 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity chief executive Claire Szabó today meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga Hon Siaosi Solaveni and New Zealand Member of Parliament Jenny Salesa as the charity progresses its plans to expand its services to the Pacific ... More >>

Volunteers sought to build in Cambodia

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 3:55 pm | Habitat for Humanity

A group of Waikato people will work together with a Cambodian family to help build a simple, decent home in August, led by local Habitat for Humanity manager Nic Greene. More >>

High school students build fourth home for families in need

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:27 am | Habitat for Humanity

Thirteen students at Onehunga High School are building a home for a family in housing need, in partnership with housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland and The Rotary Club of Onehunga One Tree Hill in a project called Learning 2 Build. More >>