PUBLIC HOUSING RENTAL PROGRAMME
The Public Housing Rental programme is provided under a contract with Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a registered Public Housing provider, QLCHT provides houses under its Public Housing Rental programme to those on HUD's national Public Housing register.
How it works
A qualifying household must first apply to Work and Income for Public Housing and be placed on its National Public Housing register if assessed as eligible. When a household on the National Public Housing Register is able to rent a home through QLCHT's Public Housing Rental Programme, MSD will set the rent based on a households income. It can be as low as 25% of a household's net income.
To be eligible for Public Housing Rental applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
- You must qualify for Public Housing through Work and Income and be on the National Public Housing Register.
- The Queenstown Lakes District must be your permanent home.
- The property must be used exclusively as the household’s primary residence and must not be vacated by the household for any more than four weeks over a 12 month period.
View our template Public Housing Rental Agreement here. Please note that this is a template agreement only and may be subject to change.