Renting a house

Published: 27 September 2017

When thinking about renting a house, it’s hard to know where to start.

The first step - Ministry of Social Development

Your first step is talk to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) (external link) about your housing needs.  They’ll discuss your situation with you, and look at the best way to help. If you are eligible for social housing, they’ll arrange an assessment interview for you.

To get started call:

Emergency housing

Housing New Zealand does not offer emergency housing this is organised through Ministry of Social Development.  For more information on emergency housing and how to apply visit www.housing.msd.govt.nz. (external link)

Quick view of who does what

Steps to renting a house quick view of what MSD version HNZ does

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