Housing (Social) Services Policy

Wellington City Council is committed to the provision of social housing at below market rents for those households who experience barriers to accessing appropriate housing.

The Council’s social housing policy provides:

  • the Council’s vision for social housing – including purpose, objectives and principles 
  • the context for social housing in Wellington and its key challenges 
  • the principles in action – how the Council will implement those principles. 

Entire document (93KB PDF) | Text version (213KB Doc)


Our vision


Challenges we face

Working in partnership

Financially sustainable and affordable

Responding to demand

Resilient and cohesive communities

Providing a high quality service to tenants



  • The housing stock
  • Who currently lives in Council homes
  • Housing need in Wellington