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Housing for older people

What is Haumaru Housing?

Auckland Council's Housing for Older People (HfOP) rental units are managed by Haumaru Housing.

Haumaru Housing is a new joint venture established by Auckland Council and The Selwyn Foundation. This will ensure the long-term provision of affordable housing services for older people in Auckland.

You can contact Haumaru Housing about all enquiries including tenancy, maintenance and application requests.

Contact Haumaru Housing

Tel: 0800 430 101
Website: Haumaru Housing

Why did the council set up Haumaru Housing?

In 2015 we wanted to look at ways of improving the delivery of social housing for older residents.

Through the Long-term Plan and a special consultation process, the council decided to set up a partnership with a specialist provider. We have transferred the management of our 1412 units to a joint venture company that would improve and develop the portfolio.

This approach aims to:

  • improve the quality of units
  • assess whether villages are in the right locations to meet residents' needs and look at development opportunities
  • enable access to government subsidies, for those that qualify, that couldn't be accessed by councils.