Housing for the Elderly

The Otorohanga District Council manages 22 accomodation units in Otorohanga and 7 in Kawhia, providing affordable accomodation for those who are eligible. Council's pensioner housing provides residents with privacy and independence, with the knowledge that they are near people of their own age and have a secure and affordable place of residence.

The rental units are provided at:


  • $100.00 per week single unit
  • $130.00 per week double unit


  • $99 per week single unit
  • $124.30 per week double unit

Pensioner Housing is ideal for those on a low income with few assets and provides housing at a lower than market cost and lower maintenance. Units may be available now, or depending on the location you may have to go on a waiting list.

Applications are assess against the following criteria

  • Housing need
  • Health factors
  • Inability to arrange Alternative housing
  • Age grouping


See Document Downloads for application forms.