Owning your own house is a rite of passage, an achievement that provides a sense of accomplishment and the realisation that you have reached the next stage in life. More than a materialistic goal, it allows you to create a home, to lay down roots and to feel secure.
However, taking that first step on to the property ladder has become increasingly difficult. Maybe the pitter patter of tiny feet came along sooner than expected and those savings you were putting aside for your family home were suddenly needed elsewhere. Perhaps you have focussed the last few years investing in your education and haven’t quite got the initial funds you had hoped for. Life doesn’t always follow the path you expect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t realise the first home you always dreamed of.
Halswell Commons supports the opportunity for first time buyers to accomplish purchasing their first home by welcoming buyers who have access to Kiwi Saver Funds and Home Start Grants.
To support this, the project provides a portion of sections offering affordable housing packages
Affordable House & Land Packages
The Wayne Francis Trust
Halswell Commons is also affiliated with the Wayne Francis Trust, another affordable means of entry to the property ladder.
The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust aims to provide support, hope and opportunity to those who have become disenfranchised with entering the property market.
Founded in memory of Wayne James Francis, the trust abides by Wayne’s vision of strengthening social responsibility within communities and backing those who strive to better themselves. With projects focused on youth development and helping young people grow to their full potential, moving into housing opportunities seemed the natural next step for the Trust.
Working in partnership with the New Zealand Housing Foundation, the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust will provide housing opportunities for first home buyers at Halswell Commons and the chance of a home now to those that saw it as a far off feat.
So if you’ve dreamed of owning a home and are ready to make it a reality, the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust may be just the partner you are looking for.
You can find further information on the criteria and conditions of the housing opportunities, visit the New Zealand Housing Foundation website.