Transitional housing helps people in urgent need of a place to stay so they don’t become homeless.
About transitional housing
Transitional housing provides warm, dry, short-term accommodation housing for people and families who don’t have anywhere to live.
It includes support services to help people secure a longer-term home and get back on their feet so that they’re in a stronger position to stay housed.
Since mid-2016, we’ve made more than 2,340 transitional housing places available across New Zealand. These can house up to 9,364 households over a year.
Working together to increase supply
Transitional housing places include:
- new builds
- re-purposed properties, and
- properties leased from the private market.
To increase the supply of transitional housing places we're working with:
- Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
- community housing providers
- councils, and
- other agencies.
Beyond housing support
Families and individuals stay in transitional housing for an average of 12 weeks or more. In most cases, they receive a further 12 weeks support once they've found a more permanent place to live.
We contract skilled social service providers to manage the transitional housing properties and support the tenants with social services.
Published: January 22, 2021