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Where can I find affordable housing?

Main providers

City Housing - Wellington City Council
Houses / units for people without adequate housing who have low income and assets. Priority housing is given to the following groups: fit elderly, refugees and migrants, low level psychiatric, multiple disadvantaged, and people with physical disabilities.
Council offices: 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington
T: 04 801 4034
Web: http://wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/housing

Housing New Zealand
If you would like to apply for social housing, including a Housing New Zealand home, your first step is talk to the Ministry of Social Development about your housing needs. They'll discuss your situation with you, and look at the best way to help. Then, if you are eligible for social housing, they'll arrange an assessment interview for you. To get started, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009 or Senior Services on 0800 552 002 if you're over 65.
Web: http://www.hnzc.co.nz

Other providers

Emerge Aotearoa
Provides accommodation and helps mental health consumers get into their own home
Level 1, 20 Daly Street, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt
T: 04 589 9442
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Web: http://emergeaotearoa.org.nz/our-services/youth

Keys Social Housing
Provides accommodation, housing facilitation and practical support services for people with mental illness
181 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington
T: 04 474 0642
Web: http://www.keyssocialhousing.co.nz

Mash Trust
Residential rehabilitation for people with mental illness
75 The Esplanade, Petone
T: 0800 627 4878
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Web: http://www.mashtrust.org.nz

Pact
Provides residential services for people with mental illness, alcohol or drug issues, and health and disability needs.
Level One, Corner Cornwall Street and Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt
T: 04 570 2320
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Web: http://www.pactgroup.co.nz/contact_us.html 

The Salvation Army
'Hope Centre', 22-26 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

Wellington Supportive Accommodation Programme
Supportive accommodation is available in the Wellington area for adults with intellectual disabilities.
T: 04 389 0594

Independent Living Units
Units for seniors are available in the Wellington area.
T: 04 382 0767

Web: http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz

Tapu Te Ranga Marae
44 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington
T: 04 970 6235
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Web: http://www.taputeranga.maori.nz

Te Menenga Pai Charitable Trust
24hr residential community support
277 Mansfield Street, Newtown, Wellington
T: 04 389 6113
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Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
Support and accommodation for single, homeless women
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Web: http://www.homeless.org.nz

Wellington Women's Boarding House
Low cost accommodation for women who need a safe, secure environment
T: 04 977 0453
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Web: http://wwbh.org.nz

Boarding, backpackers and guest houses

Capital City Lodge
Long term motel accommodation
82-88 Hanson Street, Newtown, Wellington
T: 04 939 7992
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Web: http://www.capitalcitylodge.co.nz

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
1 Bunny Street, Wellington
T: 0800 225 725
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Web: hotelwaterloo.co.nz

Duckworth Lewis Accommodation
1 Adelaide Road, Mount Cook, Wellington
T: 04 938 8952 or 027 455 3397
Email: use form at http://www.duckworthlewis.co.nz
Web: http://www.duckworthlewis.co.nz  

Lodge in the City
152 Taranaki Street, Wellington
T: 0800 257 225
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Web: www.lodgeinthecity.co.nz 

Pickled Parrot Lodge
Medium-term stay lodge
113 Coromandel Street, Newtown, Wellington
T: 04 389 8623
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Pendennis House - Mihingare o Poneke
Residents are mostly students, but accommodation is open to anyone. Residents share facilities but cater for themselves. There is also the option of marae style accommodation for up to 30 people.
15 Burnell Avenue, Thorndon, Wellington
T: 04 472 0562

Rosemere Backpackers & Budget Lodge
6 MacDonald Crescent (off Dixon Street), Wellington
T: 04 384 3041
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Web: http://www.backpackerswellington.co.nz 

YHA Wellington City
Corner Cambridge Terrace & Wakefield Street, Wellington
T: 04 801 7280
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Web: http://www.yha.co.nz

Support and advice

Tenancy, Department of Building and Housing
Offers free advice and information about renting. If you are having problems with your landlord or property you may be able to sort it out and stay where you are.
Level 6, 86 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
T: 0800 83 62 62
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.dbh.govt.nz/tenancy-index

Downtown Community Ministry
Helps the homeless in Wellington to locate suitable housing and assists people to remain housed.
2 Lukes Lane, Te Aro, Wellington
T: 04 384 7699
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.dcm.org.nz

Check with your local Citizens Advice Bureau for further information on other housing providers.

Disclaimer

Please note this list is correct as at February 2016. Some details may have changed. Also this is not a complete list. While great care has been taken in preparing this resource, Dwell Housing Trust cannot accept any legal responsibility for errors or omissions or for damages resulting from reliance on the information contained in this document.

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Dwell Housing Trust provides affordable, quality housing for people in need or on a low income. We are more than a landlord - we ensure our tenants have access to the support they need and want to live well, do well and be well.

We believe that affordable, stable and healthy housing is a fundamental right, and that appropriate housing has long-lasting benefits for the people living within those households and the wider community.

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Wellington, New Zealand