First Home Grant update - 7 June 2024

On 22 May 2024, at the direction of the Government, we stopped accepting new applications for the First Home Grant. However, the Government has now decided to provide exemptions to a limited group of first-home buyers if they meet the following criteria:

  • Their pre-approval for a First Home Grant expired prior to the announcement of the scheme’s closure (expired on or before 22 May 2024); and
  • They had signed a sale and purchase agreement on or before 22 May 2024.

This exemption scheme will be available for one week from Friday 7 June 2024.

First-home buyers who think they meet these criteria must email by 11.59pm, Friday 14 June 2024 to be considered for an exemption.

Once received, we will get in touch with individuals directly to discuss next steps and collect any further information needed to progress the application.

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Kāinga Ora offers several products to help New Zealanders into home ownership. If you are thinking about buying a home, use our tool to see what you could be eligible for.

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Here’s a helping hand at every step you take towards home ownership.

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A First Home Loan can make it easier for you to get into your first home by lowering the required deposit to 5%.

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Access to finance for Māori building on multiply-owned Māori land.

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If you have been a member of KiwiSaver for at least 3 years, you may be able to make a withdrawal from your savings to put towards buying your first home.

FHP First Home Partner

The purpose of this page is to assist existing First Home Partner customers. This scheme is now fully subscribed.

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KiwiBuild enables developers to bring more affordable homes to market faster for first home buyers.

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If you are currently a Kāinga Ora tenant, you may be eligible for a grant to go towards purchasing the home you’re living in.

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Download our product brochures and access useful links to websites that can help you through the path to home ownership.