Haumaru Housing Limited Partnership manages over 1400 units across wider Auckland specifically for older people struggling to cope with the cost of commercial rental. The cost of renting a unit from Haumaru Housing is 30% of a tenant’s gross income (pre-tax income). Bonds are generally four week’s rent.
Due to demand, you will be required to meet eligibility criteria to go on the waiting list. The following criteria will assist you to assess your possible eligibility.
You must be fully eligible for New Zealand National Superannuation at the time of your application. As at July 2017 this is 65 years of age.
Your main income source must not exceed the value of New Zealand National Superannuation.
The assets you own must be worth less than $40,000 or $60,000 for a couple. This includes both cash and non-cash assets as defined by New Zealand Work and Income for the Accommodation Supplement.
You must be able to live independently within an intensive housing environment. This means that you are able to look after yourself or engage and/or manage any support services that you might require, and contribute constructively to harmonious community life within a residential village.
Your need for housing must be current, not a possible future need.
Connection to the area
You must have connection to the area you hope to move to, which will help you to engage with others, and avoid social isolation and helplessness. Where applicable it is desirable for you to maintain existing links to social agencies and services.
You may also be eligible for an accommodation supplement through work and income. We would be happy to help you with this process. Call us on 0800 430 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Haumaru Housing villages are generally grouped in blocks of three or four units. Villages range in size from four to 68 units. We have three types of units subject to availability:
Studio units for one tenant
These self-contained units have a kitchen, bathroom and combined bedroom and living area
One bedroom units for one tenant
These self-contained units have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living area.
One bedroom units for couples
These are larger in area than the one bedroom units for one tenant.
The majority of the units are unfurnished.
Most villages have limited parking available close to the units. Some even have waiting lists for car parks. We will discuss your needs before you are allocated a unit.
If laundry facilities are not available in the unit, we provide communal facilities. We cover the cost of electricity and maintenance of communal machines.
Haumaru Housing maintain the buildings and grounds of the village. Tenants are responsible for the small garden area outside their own units.
Alas dogs are not permitted in Haumaru Housing villages, however cats and small birds will be considered.