20 May 2021
The great news from the government’s budget 2021 is that they are extending the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme to June 2023 with additional funding of $120 million.
The additional funding will assist approximately 47,700 more low income homes to retrofit ceiling and underfloor insulation or a heat pump in their living room.
Subsidies are now 80% (previously 90%) for ceiling and underfloor insulation and a heat pump (heat pump capped at $3,000 inc GST).
The eligibility criteria has not changed which is based on you owning (and occupying) a home built before 2008 and either:
- You have a Community Services Card or CSC endorsed Gold Card OR
- Your home is in a targeted low-income neighbourhood (about 30% of NZ homes are).
We can tell you if your address is in one of the specified low-income neighbourhoods - simply send us your address to Register Your Interest in subsidies and we'll get back to you.