Community funding and support

Housing for older people

Auckland Council owns 1412 units across Auckland. The purpose of these units is to provide housing to older persons who have a housing need.

To be placed in a unit, applicants must meet Auckland Council's eligibility criteria.

Each region has different criteria and unit types.

To view unit types and locations, check if you are eligible, and find out how to apply, view the information for your region.


The cost to rent a unit is 30 per cent of the tenant's gross income (pre-tax income).

This is in line with the housing affordability threshold set in the Auckland Plan.

Work and Income accommodation supplement

Work and Income currently offers an accommodation supplement. This is a weekly payment which helps people with their rent, board or the cost of owning a home.

Visit the Work and Income website to see if you are eligible.

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