Affordable rentals

Accessible Properties has a small number of affordable rentals available. Many of these homes are modified for accessibility.

Who can apply

We welcome applications from households or individuals. Placements will give preference to people with disabilities who need support to live in the community and are on low incomes.

You’ll need to meet the following requirements:

Residency status

Your residency status must be one of the following:

  • New Zealand resident
  • Immigrant granted refugee status
  • Immigrant in possession of a NZ resident visa
  • Immigrant in possession of a NZ permanent resident visa

Income and assets

Generally you need to have a household income under:

  • $660.49 a week or $34,345.58 a year (after tax) if you're single with no children
  • $846.78 a week or $44,032.56 a year (after tax) if you have a partner or children

And your total assets need to be worth less than $42,700.

If your income and or assets are above this, please discuss this with us.  

Before you apply

We recommend you check whether you would be eligible for social housing support from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) before you apply for an affordable rental. This involves an assessment process through Work and Income. If you are eligible for the social housing register you will be able to access income-related rent (IRR).

Go to the Work and Income website to see if you fit the criteria for social housing or call Work and Income on 0800 559 009. If you are over 65 ring Senior Services on 0800 552 002.

Visit our Public housing page for more information.

If you're on the social housing register

If you're on the social housing register you’ll need to get in touch with MSD if you’re looking for a home that is accessible or can be modified.

Call Work and Income on 0800 559 009. If you are over 65 call Senior Services on 0800 552 002.

How to apply

You can contact us on 0800 862 769 if you want to apply or want more information. You can also download an application form and send it to us.

Make sure you include all the documents needed with your form and then send them to us by post or email.

Send your completed application form to:

Accessible Properties Ltd
PO Box 1974

Or email:

If you require any support completing your application please contact us on 0800 862 769.

What happens next

If you are eligible you will be invited to an interview where your housing need will be assessed. You are welcome to bring a member of your whānau, a support worker or an interpreter with you to this interview.

If you are not eligible we will let you know in writing.

After your interview we will get in touch with you if a suitable home becomes available.

Intellectual disability support services

If you are looking for intellectual disability service support contact our colleagues at IDEA Services or Choices NZ who can help you find the accommodation that’s right for you.

Visit our Supported Living page for more information.

If you need emergency housing

We don't provide emergency accommodation. If you need emergency housing, go to our emergency housing providers page for places that may be able to help.

Find other housing providers

To find other housing providers, go to the Community Housing Aotearoa website.

Download application form

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