Council staff have completed initial assessments of all 115 of the Council’s housing complexes to get an overview of damage incurred. These assessments have been followed up with a visit to individual tenants to check on their welfare and get more information about damage to individual units and services that tenants have available. Structural engineering inspections are now underway, starting with the worst affected complexes. Where these result in yellow or red placards, tenants are being assisted into alternative accommodation wherever possible.
Social housing in Christchurch
The Christchurch City Council has been providing rental accommodation for people in real need of affordable housing since 1938.
Operating under the name City Housing, our rental accommodation portfolio of more than 2640 units (prior to the Canterbury Earthquakes) spread throughout most suburbs is second only in size to Housing New Zealand Corporation.
Although rents charged are significantly lower than market rates, our housing policy requires that social housing be financially self-supporting and not funded from rates.
City Housing, Community Support Unit
Phone: (03) 941 8999
Banks Peninsula Residents Free call: 0800 800 169
Fax: (03) 941 8267
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73016