Emergency and transitional housing
Emergency and transitional housing is for people who have nowhere to stay tonight or in the next seven nights.
About transitional housing
Emergency and transitional housing provides temporary accommodation for individuals and whānau who don't have anywhere to live and urgently need a place to stay. Transitional housing also includes support to find longer-term housing.
Accessing emergency and transitional housing
If you urgently need a place to stay, contact Work and Income for help with emergency housing, or to see if you can be referred for transitional housing.
Find out how to apply for emergency housing on the Work and Income website(external link)
If you're escaping family violence
Work and Income also has information on their website about where you can stay if you need to leave home because of family violence.
If you're leaving prison
There are services available to support with housing for those leaving prison who have nowhere to stay.
Find out more about housing when you leave prison on the Work and Income website(external link)