The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust manages all tenancies for the Council's social housing. If you are a tenant, or you wish to apply for housing support, please contact the Trust directly.
Contact the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
- Phone Freephone: 0800 624 456 or 03 260 0058
- Location: 61 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
- Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
- Website: www.ocht.org.nz
The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust separately manages all of the Council's social housing tenancies.
About the Trust
Seven trustees make up the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust — three Council appointed (Vicki Buck, Councillor Phil Mauger and Councillor Yani Johanson) and four independent (Alex Skinner, Pam Sharpe, Stephen Phillips and Lloyd Mander).
The Council still owns its social housing buildings and land but leases these assets to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust to manage separately.
The Trust is responsible for tenancy management, rent-setting and the day-to-day maintenance of units, while major repairs, renewals and the development of new social housing remain the Council's domain.
Over time, the Trust will also develop its own social housing for Christchurch.
As an independent charitable trust, any surplus money is reinvested back into social housing, to improve the service provided to tenants and the wider community.