Community housing

Community housing that the Southland District Council provides, enables residents to remain living in their local community

Eligibility

  • units will be let primarily to persons being 60 years of age and older, or to those other persons that are considered to be in need of community housing
  • in the event of there being more than one person to be considered for placement, it shall be the responsibility of the local Allocation Committee to decide on order of priority
  • where a unit has been vacant for two months and there is no known demand from those priority persons, then the unit may be let to any person by the property manager, provided that:
    • the person is considered appropriate to be placed in community housing environment
    • the local liaison person is consulted on the prospective tenant

Locations

There are a total of 69 community houses throughout the district located in the following areas:

Edendale

Pioneer Place

10

Edendale

Seaward Road

1

Lumsden

Tauna Street

4

Nightcaps

Annan Street

6

Ohai

Birchwood Road

5

Otautau

Rochdale Street

1

Otautau

King Street

4

Riversdale

York Road

2

Riverton

Havelock Street, Trotter Court

8

Riverton

Havelock Street, Jacobs Court

4

Tuatapere

Orawia Road

8

Winton

Queen Street

6

Wyndham

Menzies Court

10

Rental reviews

Rentals for all community housing properties will be reviewed on an annual basis. Please refer to the Southland District Council’s Schedule of Fees and Charges for rental charges.

Application

If you would like further information concerning community housing, please contact Kathy Sutherland, property administrator on 0800 732 732 or emailsdc@southlanddc.govt.nz

Download a community housing application [PDF, 126 KB]