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Eligibility criteria

Complete the steps below, then click Check my answers to see if you could meet the eligiblity criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

You can also download the full KiwiBuild Eligiblity Criteria [PDF, 114 KB]

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Are you a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or resident visa holder?
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Are you a first home buyer?
Are you a previous homeowner?
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Will you be purchasing a KiwiBuild home as an individual or as two or more people?
Do you have dependents in your household?
Have you earned less than $120,000 (before tax) in the last 12 months?
Have you earned less than $150,000 (before tax) in the last 12 months?
Have you earned less than $200,000 (before tax) in the last 12 months?

See if you meet the KiwiBuild eligibility criteria.

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Your answers

New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or resident visa holder

Not a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or resident visa holder

First home buyer

Previous homeowner

Buying a home as an individual

Buying a home with two or more people

Have dependents in the household

Do not have dependents in the household

Income is under $120,000

Income is over $120,000

Income is under $150,000

Income is over $150,000

Income is under $200,000

Income is over $200,000

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Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibility pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibility pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibility pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibly pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibility pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you could meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Before you can purchase a KiwiBuild home or enter a ballot, you will first need to apply for eligibility pre-approval to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Based on your answers, it looks like you don't meet the criteria to purchase a KiwiBuild home.

Please read the full KiwiBuild eligibility criteria or contact the Kāinga Ora team with any questions.

You can also visit the Kāinga Ora website to see if you could be eligible for other home ownership products.

Disclaimer

The information contained on this page is intended to help you understand the eligibility criteria to buy a KiwiBuild home and is indicative only. It is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity, and does not guarantee an application for KiwiBuild eligibility pre-approval will be successful. All reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information presented. The eligibility criteria, or other policies applicable to KiwiBuild may be changed, added to, or otherwise amended without notice.

Page updated: 19 July 2022