Council housing

The Council's Property Unit is responsible for overseeing the operations of 112 housing for the elderly units, and seven houses under a community housing rental scheme.

Of the housing for the elderly units, 50 are in Rangiora, 46 in Kaiapoi, 3 in Woodend and 13 in Oxford. All of the community houses are in Rangiora.

Council housing for the elderly units

The Council has housing units available in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for the elderly with limited means who do not own a property, or whose assets are insufficient to purchase a suitable small property in our district.

The units are well maintained and include window coverings and carpet. Some of the units have night-store heaters.

Small pets such as birds or cats are welcome at the units provided these do not cause a nuisance to other residents and ideally should be limited to one. Dogs are not allowed, however, guide or hearing dogs are permitted (in specific units/complexes only), if a medical certificate or proof of status is provided at the time of interview. 

The newest units are Ranui Mews, between Williams and Hills Street in Kaiapoi. These units replaced the ones that were located on red-zoned land in Hilton Street and Raven Quay. They were officially opened on 12 June 2014. The rental for these units is slightly higher than the rentals of the older units in the district.

Council housing policy

Housing for the elderly units in Kaiapoi

Ranui Mews

Situated between Williams Street and Hills Street, this complex has 21 single units and 4 double units. There are carports available but no garages.

Martyn Place

The Martyn Place units are at 23 Meadow Street. There are 11 single units and 10 studio units. There no garages or carports at this complex. 

Housing for the elderly units in Rangiora

Durham Court

Durham Court is situated at 34 Durham Street. There are 2 single units and 2 double units. There are no garages or carports at this complex.

Matthews Court

Matthews Court is situated at 78 Durham Street. There are 14 single units and 4 double units. There are no garages or carports at this complex.

Tyler Court

Tyler Court is situated at 56 Durham Street. This complex has 4 studio units, 20 bedsit units, 4 double units and a shared laundry. There are no garages or carports. 

Housing for the elderly units in Oxford

Meyer Place

The Meyer Place complex has 3 double units and 10 single units. Ten of the units have carports. 

Housing for the elderly units in Woodend

Gladstone Road

The complex at 29 Gladstone Road has 2 double units with single garages.