Homes for People is a local Housing Association response to the growing housing need in provincial New Zealand.
A community response is needed to improve the transition of households along the housing continuum, starting with the supply and management of emergency housing moving through to improved affordability in the private market.
Homes for People, with housing at its core, is prototyping a model which has the potential to be replicated in other parts of New Zealand.
Our vision, to empower and transform community by working with residential partners, offers stable and secure home tenure. This contributes to improved social, physical, emotional and financial health outcomes.
Home ownership is part of the Kiwi dream.
Homes for People provides models for Kiwis working together to increase the accessibility of home ownership within our communities.
Homes for People also exists to provide social housing for those in our community who need supported housing.
Shared Equity and Affordable Rental Products
New Zealand Housing Foundation has partnered with Homes for People allowing use of their proven housing programmes, recognised and approved by some of New Zealand leading banks.
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Dean's Story: a case study
Home ownership seemed out of reach for Dean. He will never be the banks “Type A” customer.
- moderately paid
- shift work
- meagre savings
As I heard Dean tell his story, I saw the opportunity to support Dean into a home of his own. Acting as a benefactor was not an option, this needed to be a mutually beneficial investment and I needed to find an alternate model.
This is where the story of Homes for People begins: One “Caring Investor” partnering with a “Home Occupant” to create a win-win arrangement.
Benefits of Homes for People Housing
Residential partners benefit from a positive social, emotional and physical environment which, in addition to providing financial security, improves health and educational outcomes.
The wider community benefits from the residential partner being a more active participant and contributor to society, in addition to greatly reduced health, social service and housing costs.
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Clarence Jordan, Habitat for Humanity
What the poor need
is not charity but capital,
not caseworkers but co-workers.
And what the rich need is a wise,
honourable and just way of divesting
themselves of their overabundance.
Darren Birch, Homes for People
Good homes help build good communities.
Homes for People is about
providing people an opportunity
to lay deeper roots within our community.