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Housing for the elderly

Ngaa Whare moo ngaa Kaumaatua

Willoughby Flats

Waikato District Council has a total of 34 self-contained one-bedroom pensioner units located in Ngaruawahia, Huntly and Tuakau.

Paul Reeves Court 8 units

61 Hakanoa Street 14 units

5 Jellicoe Avenue 8 units
26 Henderson Avenue 4 units

What does living in a Council unit mean for you?

  • You’ll be charged an affordable rent.
  • Privacy and independence.
  • Direct contact with Council Housing staff.
  • Security and the companionship of close neighbours.
  • Lawns and gardens are regularly maintained. Tenants are required to maintain the garden areas designated to their unit.
  • External security lighting is provided at most of the complexes.
  • Necessary repairs to the unit and urgent maintenance will be carried out by Council as soon as possible.
  • We’ll ensure the unit is clean, safe and in good condition before you move in.
  • We’ll give you 48 hour’s written notice before an inspection is carried out.
  • In some complexes you’ll be able to participate in, and benefit from, an active neighbourhood support group.
  • Building insurance and rates are paid by Council.
  • Most units have off street parking.

How do I apply to live in a Council unit?

If you’re interested in applying for a unit you’ll need to submit an application form. Your eligibility will depend on a number of factors including whether you are able to:

  • Care for yourself independently.
  • Provide evidence that you have a good tenancy history, or provide appropriate written references.
  • Meet financial eligibility criteria as outlined within the application form.

Depending on the occupancy of the units, a unit could be available immediately however, if none are available, your name will be added to the waiting list.

Where do I find the application form?

An application form and relevant documentation can be obtained by the following:

  • Download and print the forms found at the bottom of this page, or
  • Visit the Waikato District Council offices or library at either
    15 Galileo St, Ngaruawahia
    2 Dominion Road, Tuakau
    Huntly Library at 142 Main Street, Huntly, or
  • Call 0800 492 452 and request a Housing for the Elderly pack.

Applications can be sent via post using the prepaid envelope enclosed in the Housing for the Elderly pack to:

Housing for the Elderly
Property Maintenance Officer
Private Bag 544
Ngaruawahia 3742

Please note: The housing application is a statutory declaration and must be signed by a duly authorised person, e.g.
Justice of the Peace, Solicitor or Duty Registrar. This information can be found in your phone book.

Application Process

Once your application has been received, providing you have completed your application in full and have provided all
the required supporting documentation, we’ll contact you for a face to face meeting. After the meeting, you’ll be
notified in writing of the outcome. If you are successful, we’ll add your name to our housing waiting list until a unit in
your preferred area is available.

Please ensure all of the required documentation and forms are submitted with your application. Any incomplete
applications will be returned to you.

Applicants are welcome to bring a support person to the face to face meeting including a translator if English is not
your first language.

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