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Applying for Senior HousingTe tono whare kaumātua

Hastings District Council (HDC) has been providing affordable and safe housing for seniors who would otherwise struggle to provide accommodation for themselves for over 60 years. HDC owns and operates nine senior housing complexes comprised of 220 individual units located in Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North. The senior housing portfolio consists of exclusively one-bedroom units, 175 of which are single units and 45 of which are double units.

Who can apply?

To qualify for housing, all applicants must meet Hastings District Council’s senior housing eligibility criteria.

​Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • be 65 years or older
  • a New Zealand citizen or resident and have resided in Hastings District for three years. 
  • be able to live independently (with or without support), 
  • be receiving a permanent benefit,  
  • have a good tenancy history and be of good character verified by two referees, 
  • have assets values at $46,340 or less (for an individual), $66200 or less (for a couple)

The full Senior Housing operational management Policy can be found here

Before applying, please read the Senior Housing policy found above.


Each applicant needs their doctor to complete the below Senior Housing Living Form as part of their application.


Go to the Senior Housing Locations page for more information.

We are updating the application form.  If you wish to make an enquiry, please email the housing team at


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