Services

Council Housing

Housing for older people

The Kāpiti Coast District Council provides housing for qualifying older persons, and has over 118 flats in 10 locations throughout the District. 

  • Policy for Older People
    The Policy for Older People provides a framework and broad principles to guide the development of ‘Positive Ageing’ policies within the Kāpiti Coast District Council that impact on, or have implications, for older people.

Who is eligible for rental accommodation?

To qualify you must be able to demonstrate that you have a housing need. You must receive a Government, War or similar type of retirement pension and have limited financial assets (bank accounts, investments, shares, property and the like). Although assets of a financial nature are restricted, material possessions, such as a car or furniture or appliances, are not taken into account.

There is no residential qualification, although preference may be given to Kāpiti Coast residents or those with family members living on the Coast. Applications are accepted from anywhere in New Zealand.

What will it cost me?

  • Rental charges range from $96 to $137 but vary slightly according to age, type and size of dwelling.
  • All costs associated with the maintenance and administration of the flats are included in the rental. This includes interior and exterior painting and decoration, lawns, plumbing, electrical work.
  • A regular programme of visiting Council tenants to discuss health and welfare concerns are very much a part of our service. We care about you and your needs.

View the Council Housing fee schedule here.

How do I apply?

Come and talk to us. Our friendly team is experienced in helping with accommodation needs.

An Application Form can be downloaded or picked up from the District Office at 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu or at the Service Centres at Ōtaki and Waikanae Libraries.