Older Persons Housing

The Ōtorohanga District Council manages 22 accommodation units in Ōtorohanga and 6 in Kāwhia, providing affordable accommodation for those who are eligible. 

Council's older persons housing provides residents with privacy and independence, with the knowledge that they are near people of their own age and have a secure and affordable place of residence.

Older Persons Housing is ideal for those on a low income with few assets. It provides housing at a lower-than-market cost with lower maintenance. 

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Housing need
  • Current income and assets
  • Health factors
  • Inability to arrange alternative housing
  • Age

If you are interested in applying to live in one of the rental units, please read the application criteria on the front page of the application form below to see if you are eligible. If you have any questions, please call our office on the phone number below.

Rental Units

The rental units are provided at:

  • $180.00 per week single bedsit unit
  • $225.00 per week one bedroom unit

Units may be available now or, depending on the location, you may have to go on a waiting list.