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 facil​ity 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 meet the following criteria:
  • 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​

We are currently unable to take any further applications at this time. Applications will open once space on our waiting list becomes available.​

Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2020 3:35pm