Facilities and Parks

Social housing

If you’re on a low income you might be eligible to rent a Council flat.

Social housing locations

  • Rakaia Place, 245 Ferguson Street
  • Waiheke Court, 91 91 Ferguson Street
  • Achilles Court, 23 Amesbury Street

Apply for social housing

Call us on 06 356 8199 to make an interview appointment with the external contracts and housing officer.

To be eligible for social housing, you must have a Community Services Card OR be an international student family from a developing country, and have assets of less than $40,000 (excluding a vehicle, household and personal effects and prepaid funeral arrangements).

  1. Bring a reference from a previous landlord to the interview appointment.
  2. Your application will be placed on a waiting list. We allocate vacant flats according to need and on consideration of who is on the waiting list.
  3. You will need to pay two weeks rent in advance and a bond equal to four weeks rent.

Weekly rents for Council-owned social housing





 Rakaia Place




 Achilles Court




 Waiheke Court


 $230.00 Attached

$245.00 Detached


Conditions of occupying a Council flat

  1. Rents are set at market rates, reviewed once a year (in October), and usually increased in December.
  2. You pay rent fortnightly in advance. The Council enforces this rule strictly.
  3. The Council maintains the grounds and buildings. The tenant keeps the flat safe, clean and tidy.

Contact information for social housing

Catheryn Te Paiho: external contracts and housing officer

Call 06 356 8199 or email info@pncc.govt.nz