Te Kāinga affordable rental apartments

Te Kāinga is a partnership between the Council and private building owners to provide high quality, family-friendly, long-term rental housing to workers in Wellington.

The programme has no impact on rates and was identified as a priority project in Our 10-year Plan – Housing Strategy (2018-2028)

Council has committed to providing 1,000 Te Kāinga affordable rental apartments in the next five years.

As part of the agreement, the building owners are responsible for construction and maintenance of the apartments and Council are responsible for the tenancy management. This makes it cost neutral for the Council as we receive a tenancy management fee from the developer. 

Next building

203 Willis Street

48 apartments to be delivered in early 2022.

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Te Kāinga Aroha

Te Kāinga Aroha at 197 Willis Street is the first building in the programme. We have entered into an agreement with The Wellington Company to convert former commercial premises and Wellington City Council will manage the tenancies for 15 years.

Te Kāinga Aroha has 52 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

To find out more about available apartments go to: Te Kāinga Aroha.

More information

Build Wellington is the team responsible for the redevelopment of the Council’s social housing sites, the central point of contact for developers looking to partner with Council to increase the supply of housing for the city and the team leading on the Wellington City Council Housing Strategy.

For more information on this work or to make contact with the team contact:

Build Wellington
Phone: 04 499 4444
housingdevelopment@wcc.govt.nz