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Healthy homes resources for tenants
There are a number of healthy homes programmes and resources especially for people living in rental homes.
Healthy home requirements for rental property owners
If you think your landlord has failed to meet their responsibilities, see Breaches of the Residential Tenancies Act on Tenancy Services website or contact the Compliance and Investigations Team.
For more information, see Healthy homes requirements for landlords.
Housing New Zealand tenants
Housing New Zealand has a Warm and Dry programme to ensure all homes have things like thermal-backed curtains and extractor fans.
Contact your Housing New Zealand Tenancy Manager if you have any questions, or see the
Housing New Zealand website.
Community Services Card holders
If you have a community services card, you may be able to get free curtains from
Habitat curtain bank.
DHB healthy home services
Low-income families who have children with respiratory illnesses may be eligible for support through the Noho Ᾱhuru or AWHI Healthy Homes initiatives. To find out more, see:
Consumer New Zealand
Renter's Guide to a Warmer Home.
Warmer Kiwi Homes
Warmer Kiwi Homes is a government programme offering grants that cover 80 per cent of the cost of:
- ceiling and underfloor insulation
- a heat pump or an efficient wood burner or pellet burner.
You do not need to pay back grants provided by Warmer Kiwi Homes.
Grants for heaters are capped at $3000 inc GST.
For more information, and to find out if you are eligible, see the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority website.
|Heat your home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/heat-your-home||Heat your home||Find out how to make your home warmer, energy efficient and sustainable by installing wall insulation, solar and heat pump water heating, solid fuel heating and solar panels.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Assess your home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/assess-your-home.aspx||Assess your home||Carry out an easy online check to assess if your home meets ventilation, insulation, heating and energy efficiency standards.||aspx||Environment|
|Request advice to make your home healthy and energy efficient||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/get-advice.aspx||Request advice to make your home healthy and energy efficient||Get a free consultation from our Home Energy Advisor on how to create a warmer, drier and more energy efficient home.||aspx||Environment
|Healthy homes requirements for landlords||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/healthy-homes-requirements-for-landlords.aspx||Healthy homes requirements for landlords||Find out about healthy homes requirements and responsibilities for owners of rental properties.||aspx|
|Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/hire-home-energy-audit-toolkit.aspx||Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit)||Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit) to measure how warm and dry your home is and where you can save on your power bill.||aspx||Sustainability|
|Tips to create a healthy, energy-efficient home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/tips-to-create-healthy-energy-efficient-home.aspx||Tips to create a healthy, energy-efficient home||Find out about things you can do around your home to make it warmer and drier.||aspx||Environment|