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 people who have a housing need.


    Eligibility criteria

    To be eligible for housing, you must:

    • be fully eligible for New Zealand National Superannuation, including the same qualifying age (currently 65 for a single person)
    • earn no more than the New Zealand National Superannuation amount from your main source of income
    • own $40,000 or less worth of assets ($60,000 or less for couples). This includes cash and non-cash assets, as defined by New Zealand Work and Income for their Accommodation Supplement
    • be able to live independently in an intensive housing environment. You need to be able to
      • engage with and manage any support services you need, and
      • contribute constructively to harmonious community life
    • have a self-identified housing need at the time of application. This will ensure the assessment reflects a current housing need, not an assumed future need
    • currently live in Auckland, or have lived here for at least one year in the last five years.


    Cost

    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.

    Bonds are generally four week's rent.


    Work and Income accommodation supplement

    Work and Income 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.


    Types of unit

    Villages are generally grouped in blocks of three or four units. Villages range in size from four to 68 units.

    We have three types of units:

    • Studio units for one tenant:
      These self-contained units have a kitchen, bathroom and combined bedroom and living area
    • One bedroom units for one tenant:
      These self-contained units have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living area.
    • One bedroom units for couples:
      These are larger in area than the one bedroom units for one tenant.

    The majority of the units are not furnished. Tenants need to provide their own curtains.


    Location of villages

    Suburb

    Village name Address

    Glen Eden

    Harmony Village

    44 West Coast Road

    Glen Eden

    Westview Village

    104 West Coast Road

    Green Bay

    Godley Court

    73 Godley Road

    Massey

    Flagstaff Court

    6 Flagstaff Court

    Massey

    Jack Smyth Court

    14 Royal Road

    New Lynn

    Hutchinson Village

    6 Hutchinson Road

    New Lynn

    Karaka Village East

    10 Karaka Street

    New Lynn

    Karaka Village West

    19 Karaka Street

    New Lynn

    Tane Village

    4 Tane Street

    Te Atatu Peninsula

    Kaumatua Court

    11 Kaumatua Place

    Titirangi

    Kaurilands Court

    18 Kaurilands Road

    Suburb

    Village name

    Address

    Bayswater

    Preston Court

    8 Preston Avenue

    Beachhaven

    Lancaster Court

    90 Lancaster Road

    Beachhaven

    Shepherds Park

    2 John Bracken Way

    Belmont

    Belmont Court

    1 Roberts Avenue

    Birkdale

    Birkdale Court

    72 Birkdale Road

    Devonport

    Cambria Court

    33 Vauxhall Road

    Devonport

    Handley Court

    16 Handley Avenue

    Devonport

    Fraser Court

    17B Fraser Road

    Devonport

    Kings Court

    65 Lake Road

    Glenfield

    Bentley Court

    86 Bentley Avenue

    Mairangi Bay

    Windsor Court

    482A East Coast Road

    Milford

    Alma Court

    33A Alma Road

    Milford

    Dallington Court

    17 Dallinghoe Crescent

    Milford

    Gordon Court

    1 Gordon Avenue

    Milford

    Stratford Court

    7 Stratford Avenue

    Northcote

    Greenslade Court

    27-31 Greenslade Crescent

    Northcote

    Hillcrest Court

    19 Hillcrest Avenue

    Northcote

    Piringa Court

    140 Lake Road

    Sunnynook

    Cockayne Court

    8 Cockayne Crescent

    Takapuna

    Peggy Phillips Village

    72 Dominion Street

    Takapuna

    Pupuke Court

    36 Taharoto Road

    Torbay

    Torbay Flats

    4 Wairere Road

    Suburb

    Village Name

    Address

    Howick

    Minerva Court

    3-5 Gibraltar Street

    Mangere

    Bridge Court

    7 Coronation Road

    Mangere

    Topping Court

    13A Ashley Avenue

    Mangere

    Lambie Court

    11 Yates Road

    Mangere

    Court Town

    23 Court Town Close

    Manurewa

    Leabank Court

    12 Kirton Crescent

    Manurewa

    Alfriston Court

    33-37 Alfriston Road

    Manurewa

    Percival Court

    15 Percival Street

    Manurewa

    Gallaher Court

    29 Alfriston Road

    Otara

    Otara Court

    163 East Tamaki Road

    Otara

    Hills Court

    10-14 Hills Road

    Pakuranga

    Dale Court

    33 Dale Crescent

    Pakuranga

    Mattson Court

    22 Mattson Road

    Pakuranga

    Marriott Court

    3-5 Marriott Street

    Papakura

    Coles Crescent

    17 Coles Crescent

    Papakura

    Marne Road

    14 Marne Road

    Papakura

    Marne Road

    22 Marne Road

    Papakura

    Pahurehure Flats

    14 Don Street

    Papatoetoe

    Acacia Court

    25 Kolmar Road

    Papatoetoe

    Whitehaven Court

    146 Kolmar Road

    Pukekohe

    Parkway

    16 Princes Street

    Pukekohe

    Albert

    Albert Place

    Pukekohe

    Lawrie 

    111 Queen Street 

    Pukekohe

    Henry Curd

    4-8 Henry Curd Terrace

    Takanini

    Conifer Grove

    12 Challen Close

    Takanini

    Waimana Court Flats

    1-7, 16 Waimana Road

    Takanini

    Flats 8-21

    15 Waiere Road

    Waiuku

    Norfolk

    2 Norfolk Rise

    Waiuku

    Kent

    14 Kent Street

    Wiri

    Inverell Court

    18 Inverell Avenue


    How to apply

    You must first meet all the eligibility criteria.

    If you meet the criteria you can complete an application form.

     

    Application forms

    Housing for older people application form (PDF  594KB)
    Housing for older persons doctors consent form (PDF 160KB)

    Attach the following:

    • Proof of age e.g. birth certificate, drivers licence or passport
    • Proof of weekly income details.

    Return to us:

    We will use the information you provide to assess your housing need. You may then be invited to an interview to discuss your application further.

    Housing is offered on a needs basis, and is not first in first served.

    If you need urgent help with housing contact the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) through Work and Income New Zealand office on 0800 559 009 or Senior Services on 0800 552 002.


    More information about living in one of our villages

    Car parking

    Most villages have limited parking available close to the units. Some have waiting lists for car parks. We will discuss your needs before you are allocated a unit.

    Laundry facilities

    If laundry facilities are not available in the unit, we provide communal facilities. We cover the cost of electricity and maintenance of machines.

    Maintenance

    We maintain the buildings and grounds of the village. Tenants are responsible for the small garden area outside their unit.

    Pets

    Dogs are not permitted in our villages. Cats and small birds are allowed.

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