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Living in an Elder Housing Unit

Living in a Tauranga City Council unit means …

  • affordable rent
  • privacy and independence
  • close to shopping centres and bus routes
  • the security and companionship of close neighbours
  • having your lawns mowed and Council gardens maintained (tenants maintain gardens designated to the flat)
  • having external security lighting provided at most complexes
  • having someone else be responsible for maintenance
  • being part of an active neighbourhood support group in most complexes.

Are pets allowed in the units?

  • Dogs are not allowed in the units.
  • One cat is allowed and only if it is spayed or neutered.
  • Goldfish and budgies are allowed.

How big are the units and what do they include?

  • Units are all one bedroom only, suitable for individuals or couples
  • All units contain a stove, carpet and vinyl in the service areas 
  • Curtains are provided by tenants
  • Building insurance and water rates are paid for by the Council
  • Tenants are responsible for contents insurance, telephone and power
  • Units are non-smoking only
  • People in our units are expected to act responsibly and contribute to the community lifestyle

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2017