122 in Waimakariri receiving help into first homes, MP says
A total of 122 people in Waimakariri are receiving help to buy their first home through Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.
The figures were released six months after Government doubled its support for first-home buyers through KiwiSaver HomeStart in April. Couples can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for a deposit on an existing home and up to $20,000 for a new-build.
Doocey said that in Waimakariri $548,000 in grants had been paid. “This is the most generous support for first home buyers in more than a generation.”
The MP said he was pleased so many young families were taking up support to get into their own homes.