Nau mai, haere mai. On 1 October, Housing New Zealand joined HLC and KiwiBuild to form Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

Information on this site is still current. For more information about Kāinga Ora visit the Kāinga Ora website.

Leasing my house through Housing New Zealand

Published: 8 February 2017

From time to time, Housing New Zealand will lease a property to meet demand for suitable houses in certain areas.

We lease privately-owned houses in areas where demand for affordable rental housing is high. Our Home Lease product gives property owners stable, long term continuous income regardless of vacancies. We lease from a range of property investors, from individual residential investors to larger property developers.

The lease programme provides an opportunity for property owners who want to lease their property in return for guaranteed monthly lease payments.

If you are interested in working with us contact us by

Winter response

No one in need of housing should go unsupported this winter.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is interested in hearing about properties that might be available over winter, such as private rental homes and we’re encouraging anyone - including private landlords, community organisations, iwi - who has property or accommodation to contact MSD at

If you would like to know more and could provide a property over a short-to-medium term for people needing one, please contact MSD.

This is part of the Government’s response to providing more housing this winter(external link).

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