The Council provides social housing units in the district at Amberley, Waikari, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs.
Units are situated at:
5 Church Street Amberley - 9 units (3 double, 6 single)
5 Pound Street Amberley - 3 units (1 double, 2 single)
35 Princes Street, Waikari - 5 units (5 single)
53 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs - 3 units (3 single)
4 Seddon Street, Cheviot - 4 units (4 single)
5 Rolleston Street, Cheviot - 4 units (4 single)
16 Buckley Street, Cheviot - 5 units (5 single)
For Details on the weekly rental fee, please refer to the Council Fees and Charges schedule.
Applying for a Unit
All applicants must have a housing need and their total assets, including cash, investments and house property can not exceed $25,000 for a single person and $30,000 for couples.
Council may exercise discretion in letting vacant units where there are no applicants who meet the criteria exactly.
Please complete an application form and return it to:
Property Support Officer
Hurunui District Council
PO Box 13
or email completed and signed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The priority criteria are
Preference will be given in the first instance to people over the age of 65 years or to adult residents who have been in receipt of an Invalids Benefit for more than 18 months, who meet the asset criteria, have lived and worked in the district or have family who live in the district and have a housing need.
Then to persons over the age of 60 years who otherwise meet the criteria in priority one.
Then to persons over the age of 60 years who otherwise meet the criteria in priority one but with assets in excess of the amount stipulated.
And where there are no applicants who meet the above criteria, to persons of any age where advertisements in local papers for tenants have failed to attract applicants meeting the three top priorities.
Flexibility of criteria will be permitted to ensure 100% occupancy.