As part of uniting for the recovery, you may be able to get help if you don’t have somewhere to live or you need help with your housing costs. Or if you know someone in your community who needs help with housing, you can point them in the right direction.
If you have nowhere to stay
If you or someone else has nowhere to stay, Work and Income could help you find somewhere to live.
You can get help if you need emergency housing, you need to leave your home because of family violence or you’re leaving prison and you don’t have somewhere to stay.
Find a house
If you are having trouble paying rent for a home, you may be able to live in a public house where the Government pays part of the rent. These houses are rented out by Kāinga Ora (used to be Housing New Zealand) and other Community Housing Providers.
Get help with housing costs
If you need help to pay your rent or are struggling to pay your housing costs, you may be able to get help.
You could get help with:
- paying rent
- repairs and maintenance
- keeping warm at home
- making your home accessible
- support at home.
Moving house can be expensive. You may be able to get help with things like:
- bond and rent in advance
- moving out of public housing
- moving to another public housing property.