Home Repairs Program 2022

Ngaa mihi for your interest in applying for the Home Repairs Program 2022.

Applications have now closed, what does this mean for me?

If you have successfully submitted all your required documents and eligibility forms then these will be getting processed and accessed by the teams at Habitat for Humanity and Waikato-Tainui.

Please keep an eye on your emails or your phone as we may need more information and will need to get a hold of you.

Otherwise, please be patient with us while we work through the applications. We will be notifying all applicants mid April on the status of their applications.

I am still interested in this joint program, will there be any others being delivered besides this one?

A lot of whaanau may not have been able to apply for this round for many reasons. However, not to worry as we are working hard to ensure that we deliver another round later on in the 2022 year.

Who is delivering this kaupapa?

This project is being jointly delivered in partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Waikato-Tainui.

Why is this kaupapa important?

Waikato-Tainui and Habitat for Humanity share an alignment of values in seeking to want to improve the living situation of those who need it.

This project hopes to enable Waikato-Tainui tribal members who own their own homes and who may need urgent, necessary or preventative repair work done – an avenue to fix their whare.

How is this kaupapa being delivered?

A panel made up of both Habitat for Humanity and the Waikato-Tainui Whanake Team will assess all the applications based on the ability to meet all the eligibility criteria.

Successful tribal member applicants will have an opportunity to have their repairs met through a mixture of grant money provided by Waikato-Tainui and a generous loan/repayment facility provided by Habitat for Humanity.

The mahi required for each whare will be assessed and costed by Habitat for Humanity. An inspector will assess the whare and give the panel feedback on areas needing attention. Sometimes this can mean identifying issues that whaanau have not yet become aware of, however, we try to prioritise what is most pressing for the long term safety and health of whaanau.  The repairs will be done by qualified tribal pakihi alongside other trades people where necessary.

What do we (as applicants) need to contribute to this kaupapa if we are successful?

This is an opportunity to meet urgent, necessary or preventative repair costs for your whare that may not have been otherwise possible.

As stated, Waikato-Tainui will be providing some puutea towards successful applicants repairs and the rest of the cost will be covered by Habitat for Humanities’ affordable, zero percent interest loan facility. This means that Waikato-Tainui will meet SOME costs of repairs, as agreed by the panel and the rest of your costs, you will need to be able to pay back.

However, we understand that each whaanau is different, with different circumstances and needs, so each zero percent interest loan is crafted on an affordable repayment basis with the intention that whaanau will be able to meet the repayments.

It is also really important that you provide ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS requested in the eligibility form. Getting this done right means being able to assess and process your application as fast as possible. So for you, this means providing;

  • Bank statements for all of your accounts
  • Credit card statements for all cards
  • Any Hire Purchase loans etc
  • Student loan details
  • Any relevant documents that explains yours (or your whaanau’s) current health issues

I may need assistance in filling out the form, gathering the materials or with something else, are you able to support me?

Ka pai, we understand that a lot of our elderly whaanau or whaanau with needs may need some awhi or assistance when they are filling out their forms.

If other people in the whaanau are willing to assist their family member who owns the home that needs repairs, to fill out the forms and help to gather relevant documents – then that is totally okay. The home owner will need to be the one who signs off on the forms though as it is their whare.

Waikato-Tainui and Habitat for Humanity are able to assist whaanau who need help in filling out their forms or with any paanui or questions you may have.

To proceed please fill out the eligibility form by either:

  • downloading the PDF and filling out through adobe and returning via email to [email protected] or;
  • downloading the PDF, printing it off, filling out and then emailing to the above address.

Ngaa manaakitanga,

The Teams from Waikato-Tainui & Habitat for Humanity