First home buyers grant

James made this Official Information request to Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities

Currently waiting for a response from Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: James

Dear Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities,

Under the OIA I would to request the following;

How many cases have been reported or discovered if any, from Jan 2018 through to May 22 2024 where first home owners have rented out their house within the first 6 months of home ownership without living in it first, thus breaching First Home Grant requirements and rules?

How many prosecutions have there been for the above, if any? What has been the outcome?

What measures were put in place if any, to prevent this happening? What monitoring of this issue if any was carried out and how often?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,


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Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities

Tçnâ koe James

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 22 May 2024 for information relating to first home grants.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 20 June 2024, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

The response date shown takes into account:
• King's Birthday (3 June 2024)

Ngâ mihi

Laisiana Qetaki
Senior Advisor, Government Relations
Government and Sector Relationships Group

Freephone: 0800 801 601 | Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities
PO Box 2628 Wellington 6140 | New Zealand Government |

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