Welcome to He Iwi Kāinga’s Affordable Rentals.

He Iwi Kāinga proudly unveiled 14 Affordable Rental homes in Tūrangi –  Te Iwiheke Pātata initiative.

This initiative is more than providing homes; it’s about wrapping our whānau in support to achieve their housing aspirations. While in our whare we focus on improving the overall well-being of our whānau offering services including budgeting, financial literacy, home maintenance, and social connections – all working towards a thriving and inclusive community.



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What are Affordable Rental Homes?

Our Affordable Rental homes are made possible through subsidies provided by He Iwi Kāinga, ensuring weekly rental fees are set at below market rates. Our Affordable Rentals are not designed to be life-long homes instead our goal for these homes is to be able to support as many members as possible, including the generations to come. They are offered for a fixed time period with a maximum term.

What makes our homes different?

He Iwi Kāinga are committed to building your financial capability and supporting you on your journey to greater financial stability, ultimately leading to homeownership. By offering rental rates below market prices, we enable you to redirect your savings towards reducing debt or building your First Home deposit and putting you in a stronger position to achieve your homeownership goals.

What’s involved?

To become a tenant in our Affordable Rentals, you’ll be required to engage in a range of programmes, training, and mentoring designed to prepare our members for future homeownership. Our aim is to guide whānau by:

  • creating a safe and enriched community
  • offering essential skills and programmes for home maintenance
  • providing financial literacy, and mentorship.

If you’re willing to commit to this exciting journey, we invite you to register for any future homes we may develop.

This is just the beginning of our efforts to create more pathways towards Affordable Rentals for our iwi.


For any inquires please call the He Iwi Kainga Team 0800 Tūwharetoa (889 427) or email heiwikainga@tst.maori.nz.

For all registrations of interest, please apply using the link.