Social Housing is suitable for people who are retired and want to live independently. Please see the link to the Social Housing Application Form at the bottom of this page to register interest.
The process involves an interview, landlord and character references, etc. Once this is successfully completed the applicant's name is placed on a waiting list. In many cases applicants can be housed immediately.
Two weeks' rent in advance is required on confirmation of the tenancy. In addition, a bond to the equivalent of two weeks' rental is also required.
All units are supplied with carpet, vinyl, drapes and nets at main windows, and a stove. Bedsits usually have a rangette. Two of the Taumarunui complexes are provided with communal laundries that contain washing machines and dryers. The charge for these is included in the weekly rental. In all other units, tenants are required to provide their own washing machines/dryers.
Some on-site parking is provided for tenants. Some complexes have garages or carports. There is a weekly charge for garages.
The buildings and grounds are maintained by Council. Most units are provided with a small garden for tenants to use.
For further information on the Social Housing owned and operated by Council please go to Council owned Social Housing.
- Social Housing Application - 2020 writeable (PDF, 160KB)
- Social Housing (PDF, 897.5KB)
Current Rental Charges
- Fees and Charges 2021-22 (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Community and Older Persons Housing Review (PDF, 49.5KB)