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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 Rentals programme

Our Healthy Rentals programme provides advice and resources for tenants in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Puketāpapa and Whau local board areas.


Insulation requirements for landlords

Read the insulation regulations on the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment's Tenancy Services website.

Contact the Compliance and Investigations Team to report beaches of the Residential Tenancies Act.


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 the Habitat curtain bank.


Children with respiratory illnesses

Low-income families who have children with respiratory illnesses may be eligible for support through the Kainga Ora or AWHI Healthy Homes initiatives. To find out more, see:


Consumer New Zealand

See Consumer’s Renter's Guide to a Warmer Home.

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