About Us

Homes for People is an incorporated charity (CC 53810) developing housing solutions for low income households.

Homes for People is a response to the barriers many people find to entering the housing market, both home ownership and rental housing market.

Homes for People are building homes and supporting households into home ownership and affordable rental properties.


Homes for People - Vision, Values and Goals

To empower and transform community with innovative social and
affordable homes for low income people and households in our region.

Homes for People - Information Prospectus

About Us all in one document

Homes for People - Fact Sheets

More details about our projects and our models

A Whole of Community Response

An article about Homes for People's value of partnership; acknowledging that housing solutions will be much more effective, sustainable and timely if we work together as a community.

Meet The Team

Darren and Cheri Birch
Darren and Cheri BirchCEO & Founders
Darren and Cheri have 30 years’ experience working and living with people who cannot access the resources required to be a home owner. Darren, after completing a Bachelor of Commerce, put his skills to work in not-for-profit organisations, increasingly finding himself gravitating into management roles. Encouraged by others who identified his entrepreneurial potential, Darren undertook to further his business knowledge and increasingly operated at a strategic level, across project management and management accounting. He applied project management skills as the regional team leader for Habitat for Humanity and the development of two Community Centre builds. Cheri works in a local NGO supporting a diverse range of families, having graduated with a Masters of Applied Social Work. Darren and Cheri seek to model a life of service to others, including to their four children.
Daniel Murphy
Daniel MurphyChairperson
Daniel initially built a foundation in tax consultancy and now provides full business coaching and executive accounting services to clients. As regional partner for Rightway, Daniel comprehensive services including budgets, forecasts, strategic plans, human resources, executive management and risk analysis to over 150 clients. These clients range from fast growing start-ups through to mature SME’s with annual turnover of $2-5m and asset portfolios up to $20m.
Mike Tate-Davis
Mike Tate-DavisTrustee and Architect
Mike has 20 years’ experience working as an architect in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For the last 12 years this has been in Palmerston North and he is now Director of E3 Architects. Michael has extensive experience operating as a Project Architect/Team Leader managing the design and documentation of all aspects of the Architectural Process. Michael has developed skills and experience in the facilitation of briefing and meetings that provide concepts, visualisation and details that lead to successful outcomes for clients.

As the principal architect at E3, it is exciting to work on a project where efficient and effective design principles can be utilised in homes for low income households.

From a business perspective, it is exciting to be a part of a Charitable Trust that is exploring the social enterprise space; aiming to build a model that successfully manages the tension of business and mission.