Doing Good Foundation builds homes and futures for local families in need.
Our rent-then-own program helps those
who don't have a deposit, but are
willing to work hard, into home ownership.
Our whanau. This is who it's all about.
The Doing Good Foundation works with local BOP families in genuine need to help them achieve home ownership.
It does this by partnering with them for up to 5 years. Families must put in 500 hours of their own labour to help build the home, this is called sweat equity. Once completed, our families rent the property from the Doing Good Foundation and, if they keep to their tenancy agreement, the
Doing Good Foundation will gift back all the net rents (after deducting operating costs e.g. rates, insurance, repairs etc.).
The gifted back rent is used as a deposit for the purchase of the home. This usually happens after 5 years, but can be sooner. This enables the family to raise a bank mortgage for the balance, purchase the home from Doing Good Foundation and complete their journey to home ownership
Am I eligible ?
Families are considered who meet the following criteria:
Lived in Tauranga area for more than 2 years
Have 2 dependent children or more
NZ Citizen or NZ Residency
Never owned a home
Steady Employment with moderate income
Enrolled or willing to enrol in Kiwisaver
Demonstrate charitable need
Have no serious criminal convictions or charges pending
Be able to show evidence of a good tenancy and credit history
Have waited two years after being discharged from bankruptcy or NAP, and have re-established a good credit rating
Have no more than $1000 in outstanding debt at time of application (excluding vehicle and student loan debt).
Prepared to commit 500 sweat equity hours during the building process
DGF are currently only building homes in the Tauranga area
How do I apply ?
If you meet all criteria, please download form and submit
Want to assist our cause?
Our volunteers help a family to have a modest and affordable home through the rent-to-own programme.
Click join now to get in touch and we can have a conversation about how can all work together to make a real difference in people's lives.
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Housing Families is our Core Focus
The Doing Good Foundation runs a very lean operation to ensure the maximum funding goes to our Housing Families Programme.
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