This page contains information about Council's pensioner housing in Whangarei.
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Council owns 165 pensioner units located at 16 separate sites throughout the district in Hikurangi, Kamo, Tikipunga, Kensington, Onerahi, central Whangarei and Maunu.
These units are solely for the purpose of providing safe, affordable housing for pension aged citizens.
The Masonic Trust is currently contracted to provide day-to-day management of the units, which includes tenant placement, tenant liaison regarding the pensioner's needs, and urgent or minor maintenance issues.
Flats and houses are set in pleasant surroundings, close to all amenities and the grounds are maintained on a regular basis.
Each site accommodates 2-18 units and almost all the units have a separate bedroom. However four units have two bedrooms each to cater for a caregiver or for a married couple.
The units are well maintained with our current works programme allowing for them to be redecorated every seven to eight years.
Those eligible for Council's pensioner housing must be:
- over 65
- receive the New Zealand National Superannuation
- have cash assets of no more than $17,500 for a single person, or $20,500 for a couple.
We will consider applications on a case by case basis from those nearing the age of 65 who are in receipt of an invalids benefit.
For more information about eligibility for pensioner housing, please contact the Northland District Masonic Trust.
Applying for a unit
Contact the Masonic Trust for information about applying for a pensioner unit.
Northland District Masonic Trust
127 Bank Street
P O Box 8
Phone: +64 9 438 3109
Fax: (09) 430 0706