Whare ā-hapori

Community housing

We have one bedroom rental units within Gisborne city and Te Karaka for tenants who are 55-years and over, with no dependents or dogs.

The weekly rental includes lawn mowing, building maintenance and rubbish collection.
The city complexes are close to the GizzyBus route

Applying for a rental unit

You need to have either a Community Services or SuperGold card. Attach a photocopy of your card to your application.

Once we've received your application, staff will phone you to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have.

There's a very high demand for a limited number of units, so there's often a waiting list before a unit may become available.

Once you're successful we require a bond of $400 plus 2 weeks rent in advance.

Location of units and weekly rental costs

Our single units can fit one single bed.

The twin bedroom units can fit one double bed or 2 single beds.

  • 8 twin bedroom units
  • Weekly rental $199
  • Some units have carports
  • On bus route and within walking distance of Elgin shops

  • 22 single units - weekly rental $189
  • One twin unit - weekly rental $199
  • One disabled unit - weekly rental $199
  • On the bus route and within walking distance of a Elgin shops

  • 14 single units
  • Weekly rental $189
  • Community room
  • Close to a food market and bus stop, 6-8 minute drive to city centre.

  • 13 single units
  • Weekly rental $189
  • Community room
  • Bus stop outside complex
  • 5 minute drive to city centre.

  • 5 larger units with twin bedrooms
  • Weekly rental $204
  • Lock up garages available with some units
  • No community room

  • 6 single units
  • Weekly rental $189
  • No community room
  • 10 minute walk to city

  • 8 single units
  • Weekly rental $189
  • No community room
  • Close to Kaiti Mall shops
  • 5 minute drive to city centre

  • 10 single units - weekly rental $189
  • one twin unit - weekly rental $199
  • Community room
  • Walking distance to Kaiti Mall shops

  • 12 single units - weekly rental $189
  • 12 twin units - weekly rental $199
  • Community room
  • Close to Kaiti Mall and De Lautour Rd shops.
  • About 5 minute drive to city centre

  • 7 twin units with carports
  • Weekly rental $189
  • Rural area - close to Te Karaka township
  • About 20 minute drive to Gisborne city

Rents are valid to 31 March and are reviewed on an annual basis.

When a tenant wishes to vacate a unit, bond payments are fully refundable if the unit is in the same condition as when it was first occupied. These rental properties are GST exempt.