You will receive an automated email acknowledging your application. We aim to assess all applications within five working days – if we need more information from you, we will contact you within that time to request it.

If your application is successful

If your application for First Home Partner eligibility is successful, we will get in touch to discuss what your responsibilities will be as a shared owner, and provide you with an Eligibility Confirmation Letter and Commitment Agreement.

Once confirmed, your eligibility will remain valid for six months.

Eligibility confirmation letter

This letter confirms that you meet the Kāinga Ora eligibility criteria for First Home Partner and provides an estimated amount that Kāinga Ora will contribute toward a home purchase.

This letter may be requested by a participating bank when you are arranging your home loan.

Commitment Agreement

The Commitment Agreement outlines your commitments and responsibilities involved in shared ownership, and governs the relationship between you and Kāinga Ora before the purchase of a home. You will need to sign and return the Commitment Agreement to Kāinga Ora before you can make an offer on a home.

If your application is not successful

If you do not meet the Kāinga Ora eligibility criteria, we will email you to let you know. You may be able to reapply in the future if your circumstances change and you meet the criteria.

If your circumstances change

If your personal circumstances change after you have applied for First Home Partner (e.g. a change in employment or income), contact our team to see how this may affect your eligibility.

Contact us

If you have questions about your application, you can:

Page updated: 5 October 2021