Housing for older persons

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

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, superannuation 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 vary according to age, type and size of dwelling.
  • All costs associated with the maintenance and administration of the units 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.

Read more about housing for older persons here (PDF).

How do I apply?

Please contact our Housing and Property Advisor on 0800 486 486, to enquire or make an appointment. Our friendly team is experienced in helping with accommodation needs.