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Last reviewed: Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Social housing

Vision: 'To contribute to the community’s well-being by ensuring safe, accessible and affordable social housing is available to people on low incomes, including elderly persons and people with disabilities.'

Elderly at home.

Social housing in Christchurch

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 2,640 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.

Contact us

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
Christchurch 8154


Authorising Unit: Communications

Last reviewed: Thursday, 23 October 2014

Next review: Friday, 23 October 2015

Keywords: accommodation, housing