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Council provides community housing units located in Oamaru, Hampden and Palmerston. These units are provided to help meet housing needs, which are not being met by other housing providers.
Generally, preference is given to Community Housing Applicants who are over 60 years of age with limited financial means ("Category A"). However, occasionally we do consider other applicants in hardship who have a specific need for this type of housing.
Rental prices for our Community Housing units range from $100 - $150 per week, depending on location.
To apply for a community housing unit please complete our application form below. However, due to demand, it is likely that you will need to go onto a waiting list until a unit becomes available.
Waitaki District Council Community Housing Application(PDF, 557KB)
We use the following Eligibility Rating Criteria to prioritise applications.
We also require the following from applicants:
When determining a ‘specific need’ for community housing, we will take the following matters into consideration: