Pensioner Housing

Information about pensioner housing available in the Kaikōura District.

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Pensioner Housing in Kaikōura

We maintain 16 one to two bedroom pensioner flats in Torquay Street.

We prioritize allocation of this housing based on the needs of our residents, medical and personal circumstances are taken into account. A summary of criteria is below, full criteria are in our Eligibility Policy for Housing for the Elderly, listed on pages 5 and 6 of the application form below.    

First priority for people who:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • do not have personal assets that exceed $30,000 for a single person or $40,000 for a married couple
  • do not have interests in or own property

Second priority for people who:

  • are 60 years of age or over
  • have personal assets of up to $90,000
  • do not have interests in or own property

Third priority for people who:

  • invalid beneficiaries 55 years of age or over
  • have personal assets of up to $90,000
  • do not have interests in or own property

Council flats have a no smoking policy. Dogs are not permitted, other pets are by prior arrangement only.

How to apply

To find out more or talk to someone about being considered for a flat you can call Council on 03 319 5026. 

To apply, complete an application form, and return to Council either in person, in the post or via this email below.

All applications and related information are confidential. 

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