Habitat for Humanity New Zealand
The Get Smart Group of businesses genuinely wants to make a difference, not only in our own lives, our clients and stakeholders but also to the global community. We believe that corporate social responsibility is important, and as such, we are proud to support a number of charities including Habitat for Humanity New Zealand.
Today Habitat for Humanity build and repair homes for 100,000's of people around the world with the belief that everybody deserves a decent place to live. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, they build new homes, repair and renovate houses to meet the needs of their occupants, and they run social rental properties that make affordability housing accessible. Check out their video to see what they achieved in 2015.
Habitat’s Assisted Home Ownership programme is not a give-away programme. Families who receive a hand up from Habitat agree to work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Sweat equity is the investment a family makes in their future. Families invest a minimum of 500 hours of their time to build their own home or another Habitat home for others in their communities.
Research shows strong links between housing and physical health, mental health, educational achievements and lower crime rates. Improved housing positively impacts all these factors within a family’s life. These outcomes benefit not only the family but the wider community, the economy, and society as a whole. Addressing the housing issue is more than an act of charity, it is an investment in the future of our society. Get Smart Group are proud to support and volunteer to help Habitat for Humanity knowing we are making a difference for families within our community.