Social Housing

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City Housing

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.

Apply to be a tenant

Available to Christchurch people who have low incomes, limited assets and a significant and serious housing need.

As a tenant

News, property maintenance and events for our tenants that are coming up in their community.

Other housing options

Temporary and emergency housing information.

Otautahi Community Housing Trust

Council has decided to create a separate entity to manage its social housing portfolio.

Social housing history

We have a proud history of providing social housing to the people of Christchurch since the early 1920s.

City Housing team

Meet our team of Tenancy Advisors, Housing Advisors and Activities and Engagement Advisor.

Christchurch Housing Accord

Working with the Government to address housing supply and affordability issues in Christchurch.