COVID-19

Information and operational guidance for housing and housing support service providers operating at Alert Level 4 is now available on the HUD website. COVID-19

COVID-19: Emergency and transitional housing

During Alert Level 4, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is continuing to work at pace to increase the supply of emergency and transitional housing. 

Increasing supply of emergency and transitional housing for the homeless and rough-sleepers

During Alert Level 4, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is quickly increasing the supply of emergency and transitional housing for the homeless and rough-sleepers.  

HUD is working with CHPs, iwi, Māori providers and private moteliers and others to secure more places. This is on top of the work already underway to deliver an extra 1000 transitional housing places by the end of the year.  

If you want to talk with HUD directly about anything aspect of your service delivery including housing opportunities, please contact Justine Angell in the Funding and Programme Delivery group or email ProviderEnquiries@hud.govt.nz 

Stay in your current accommodation

To support New Zealanders though COVID-19 new legislation is now in place to support tenants stay in their rental properties with a six month freeze on residential rent increases and increased protection from having their tenancies terminated.  

These changes are to ensure that people can stay in their homes during Alert Level 4. This enables families and individuals to self-isolate, to stay home and maintain physical distancing, this supporting the public health of all New Zealanders. It also means in the short term, families and individuals who are tenants do not lose their home due to a decrease in income related to job losses through Covid-19. 

Read more about the COVID-19: Rent Freeze and Tenancy Terminations on HUD's website.

Published: March 26, 2020

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