The Manawatu Community Trust has 205 housing units throughout Feilding, Rongotea and Sanson, available for housing the District's elderly.

To be eligible to occupy one of these units, you must be:

  • 65 years of age or older;
  • In receipt of  NZ Superannuation,  a War Pension, or a supported living benefit for permanent disability;
  • and with total assets for a single person or married couple, including cash, investments, house or other property (excluding personal effects), furniture, motor car, motorised wheelchair not exceeding $80,000

In addition to the above, the tenant must be deemed suitable.  This is determined through references provided and any statement to that effect from support agencies working with the applicant.

Suitability is defined as:

  • adequate income to meet the weekly rental payments
  • adequate income to meet the standard expenses of keeping a flat (ie. electricity, gas and telephone charges).
  • the ability to live alone and provide for the basic needs of food, clothing, personal care and hygiene.
  • a desire to ensure one's own personal safety in a living alone situation.
  • an ability to carry out any requirements of the tenancy or request of the landlord.
  • able to maintain or provide for the upkeep of the grounds and the flat in a clean and tidy state.
  • will not damage or permit damage to the premises by others.
  • the ability to control visitors to the premises.
  • will not disturb the neighbours, landlord or other tenants.
  • will not use the property for any unlawful purpose.
  • ability to dispose of any rubbish created during the tenancy on an ongoing basis.
  • maintain a regular routine of visits with any support agency who the tenant is client of.
  • the referring organisation gives an undertaking that the person being referred has the capacity to look after themselves and the organisation will provide ongoing support for that person.


The Manager will decide on the suitability of a tenant prior to acceptance of the application.

Application forms for tenancy of this housing are available by clicking here, or from the Manawatu Community Trust Office, 1/100 Awahuri Road, Feilding.

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