Useful Links

Benchmark Standards and how to make sure your home meets them

Information on the healthy homes standards including deadlines

Information on the HomeFit standard including free online assessment and booking form for a full independent assessment and certification:

Support to upgrade your home to be warm, dry and safe

Well Homes programme supports whānau in the Greater Wellington Region who are low-income or hold a Community Services Card, and have children with respiratory conditions, a pregnant or new mother, are working with Child, Youth and Family or Corrections, or whose health is at risk because of cold, damp housing. Find out more at:

Warmer Kiwi Homes programme provides grants to owner-occupiers to cover 67% of the cost of installing insulation and/or heating.  In some areas, the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant can be topped up by other funding, further reducing the cost to the homeowner.  Find out more – including if you are eligible – below:

Greater Wellington Regional Council offers financial assistance for ratepayers to upgrade their homes via a targeted rates scheme.  Find out more here:

Support for Māori property owners

Guide to Papakāinga Housing

Guide to Māori Housing Support Across Government