THE FIRST HOME OWNERSHIP INITIATIVE

First Home Grant Applications are now closed till the new financial year (01 Aug 2021).

Households Benefitted

The First Home Ownership Initiative was launched in 2014 to provide affordable and quality housing for all Fijians and increasing home ownership across the country, for low and middle-income earners. 

 

Since its inception in 2014, the First Home Ownership Initiative has assisted more than 2,644 Fijian households to a tune of $23.6 million. First Home Purchase Program and First Land Purchase programs are the two main assistance programs under this initiative.

In 2018, applicants under the Fiji National Provident Fund Mataqali Housing Scheme were included to benefit from this initiative. Ministry also provides assistance in rebuilding houses destroyed from accidental fire as a supplement to this initiative.

 

 
Investment
First Home / Land Assistance Beneficiaries by Income Category  

FIRST HOME PURCHASE PROGRAMME

This program was introduced in 2014 and operates under two categories. The grant eligibility for financial year 2020 - 2021 is as below:

You will be required to provide the following documents with your application to your financial institution:

  • Declaration of income and salary slip.

  • Birth certificate.

  • Certified copy of photo identification.

  • Marriage certificate (if applicable).

  • Title Search Note from Registrar of Titles.

  • Taxpayer identification number letter.

  • FNPF number

  • Lease document or certificate of title.

 

Whom can I contact for further assistance?
Please email Mr Joeli Moceivale : jmoceivale@govnet.gov.fj

Or call 330 9918 during working hours: 

Monday  – Thursday 8.00am – 4.30pm

Friday  8.00am – 4.00pm

 

OTHER GRANTS

Housing Assistance to Fire Victims

Introduced in 2015, under our Fire Victims Assistance programme to assist low/middle income earners to rebuild their homes destroyed by fire, households with a total income of $50,000 or below. To date 169 Fijians have been assisted with a total payout of $845,000. In 2019 - 2020, total of 24 families have benefitted from this programme.

Who can apply?
Anyone with a total household income of less than $50,000 may apply for this provided: 
  • You are a Fiji Citizen

  • Above the age of 18

  • Hold a valid lease or title to prove the ownership for the property 

  • Letters from Provincial Administrator and Ministry of iTaukei Affairs confirming home ownership within a registered village boundary

  • National Fire Authority can confirm that the Fire was accidental 

  • The house is not insured

 

How do I apply for this?

You may send your application directly to the Ministry or through your municipal council or the National Fire Authority (NFA) using the following application form.

 

Fire Grant Applications are now closed till new financial year (01 Aug 2021).

 

 

You will be required to provide the following documents with your application to your financial institution:

  • Declaration of income and salary slip

  • Birth certificate

  • Certified copy of photo identification

  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)

  • Title/Deed Search Note from Registrar of Titles

  • Taxpayer identification number letter

  • FNPF number

  • Certified Registered Lease or Certificate of Title (Those holding land documents such as Tenancy at Will, Agreement for Lease and Vakavanua Land Arrangements will not qualify )

FIRST LAND PURCHASE PROGRAMME

Introduced in 2018/2019 financial year, Fijians with an annual household income of $50,000 or less qualify for this assistance to purchase their first land. The maximum grant assistance is $10,000 per household.

 

 

Who can apply?
Anyone with a total household income of less than $50,000 may apply for this provided:
  • You are a Fiji Citizen

  • Above age of 18 

  • Have not previously held a residential lease or owned residential land in Fiji

How do I apply for this?
You may apply through your bank, the Housing Authority, the I-Taukei Land Trust Board or Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources using the following application form.

Who can apply? 

Anyone with a total household income of $100,000 or less may apply for this, provided:
  • You are a Fiji Citizen

  • Above the age of 18 

  • Have never previously purchased or owned a home in Fiji

How do I apply for this? 
You may apply through your bank and Housing Authority using the following application form.
First Home Grant Applications are now closed till new financial year (01 Aug 2021).

You will be required to provide the following documents with your application to your financial institution:

  • Declaration of income and salary slip.

  • Birth certificate.

  • Certified copy of photo identification.

  • Marriage certificate (if applicable).

  • Land, title or lease documents.

  • Letter from National Fire Authority confirming the cause of the Fire

  • Police Report

  • Taxpayer identification number letter.

  • FNPF number

  • Photos of the burnt house

  • Quotations of the building materials

For further information please email Mr Joeli Moceivale : jmoceivale@govnet.gov.fj

Or call 330 9918 during working hours: 

Mon – Thursday   8.00am – 4.30pm 

Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

Contact Us

Address

Tel: +679 330 9918

Email: infohousing@govnet.gov.fj

33, Gorrie St, Suva, Fiji

PO Box 2130, Government Building, Suva, Fiji

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