Our story

Our vision

Everyone in our community has a home.

Our mission

To increase the supply of quality, affordable, healthy homes and housing services for people/whānau in need, while upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Man putting solar panels on house.


Since 2000, Nelson Tasman has been one of the least affordable housing regions in New Zealand. Increases in rents and home prices here have far surpassed increases in wages and benefits for a long time.

The Nelson Tasman Housing Trust was established in 2004 as a community response to the housing crisis in Nelson and Tasman. We work with the New Zealand Government, local councils, and many other community agencies to improve access to good quality, affordable housing for people on low incomes.

We are a registered Community Housing Provider and a member of Community Housing Aotearoa, the peak body for the community housing sector.


We are governed by a board of trustees made up of community and business leaders from Nelson and Tasman.

Our partners