To be eligible for a First Home Grant (formerly the HomeStart grant) of up to $10,000, you must:

  • be over 18

  • have earned less than the income caps in the last 12 months

  • not currently own any property

  • have been contributing at least the minimum amount to KiwiSaver (or complying fund or exempt employer scheme) for 3 years or more

  • purchase a property that is within the regional house price caps

  • agree to live in your new house for at least 6 months.

You must also make sure the house or land you want to buy meets the property requirements.

You can apply for the First Home Grant at the Kāinga Ora website.

You can also check your eligibility.

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