First Home Partner is a shared ownership scheme that has helped hundreds of aspiring first-home buyers purchase a home since October 2021.

Due to recent unprecedented demand, this scheme is now fully subscribed and therefore we are unable to accept any new applications.

Please refer to our other home ownership products to help you on your home ownership journey.

First Home Partner is a shared ownership scheme to help aspiring first-home buyers. If your deposit and home loan aren’t quite enough to buy a home that meets your needs, you may be eligible to purchase a home together with Kāinga Ora. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and subject to demand and available funding.

Steps to home ownership with First Home Partner

Learn about the key steps of the First Home Partner journey from application to homeownership in 'Steps to Home Ownership with First Home Partner [PDF, 456 KB].' For more details, expand the tabs below.

Still deciding if First Home Partner is for you?

Expand the tabs below for more information or, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, give the team a call between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0508 935 266.

Page updated: 13 November 2023