Housing for the Elderly

​​Rotorua Lakes Council provides 152 housing units for the elderly.
These units are located in Ngongotaha, Fenton Park, Glenholme and Westbrook. A large number of Council's units are bedsits with the remainder being one-bedroom units. Each unit has its own kitchen and bathroom facility and all units are fitted with smoke alarms.

 Pensioner Housing Information Brochure (304KB)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for a unit you must
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency
  • Be 60 years of age or older and reliant on a benefit , or
  • Be 55 years and over and reliant on a sickness benefit
  • Be retired from full time work
  • Have assets of less than $25,000 for a single applicant and $45,000 for a couple—this includes the value of any major
  • asset sold within 5 years of applying
  • Have an income of less than $25,000 for a single applicant and $45,000 for a couple.
  • Be in need of long-term accommodation
  • Capable of living independently
Applying for a Unit​


Page reviewed: 22 May 2017 2:47pm