Housing care

The Housing Care Service provides adequate, affordable housing for citizens who meet Council’s entry criteria.

The Council owns 21 complexes providing 215 rental housing units in Invercargill and Bluff. The Housing Care Service has always been self-funding, with income derived solely from rents: there is no draw on rates.

ICC housing units
Two of the Council units in the 22-unit complex on the corner of Conon and Tweed streets. Other complexes range four units to 41 units.

The service provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for elderly and other eligible people who need help with housing. The units are clustered in villages and provide a pleasant environment in which residents can socialise together if they choose.

All units are easily accessible and warm, and all have electric ranges, washing machines, floor coverings, light fittings, electric heating and bathroom heaters. Tenants need only supply a fridge, drapes and furniture before moving in.

Many residents enjoy the independence that the units provide at an affordable cost. If you would like to receive a copy of the Housing Care Service Information Kit  telephone   (03) 211 1777   and ask for a copy to be sent to you. For more information about any aspect of Council Housing Care contact the Council’s Housing Care Support Officer   (03) 211 1777  .