Housing for Seniors

If you, or a loved is over the age of 55 and looking for an affordable, safe and well-maintained rental property in the Hastings District, the Hastings District Council’s Senior Housing could be the answer.

There are nine complexes to choose from, and with rent starting at as little as $107 a week, people over the age of 55 are enjoying the friendships and security the units provide.

Making the complexes as comfortable as possible for the residents is a priority for the Council. Council staff look after the lawns and maintain the main gardens. Residents can also grow their own flowers and vegetables.

The complexes include:

Cambridge Court

710a Jervois Street, Hastings
Secluded from traffic, this complex has 23 modern roomy flats, all with a separate kitchen, close to Windsor Park and the local dairy.

Cameron Court

605 Frederick Street, Hastings
Each spacious flat in this 10-flat complex has a separate kitchen (with a servery into the living room), bedroom and bathroom.

Elm GroveElm Grove

505 Southampton Street East, Hastings
Close to Hastings City, each flat in this 25-flat complex has a separate kitchen and bedroom and a level entry shower.

Anderson Park Close

26 Lipscombe Cresent, Havelock North
With only six flats in the complex, Anderson Park Close borders Anderson Park and is within easy walking distance of the Havelock North Village shopping centre. All flats have a separate roomy kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

Kereru HeightsKereru HeightsKereru Heights

304 Takapu Road, Camberley
Each flat in this 25-flat complex has a separate kitchen, bedroom and bathroom as well as a level entry shower.

Oakleigh Downs

612 Grove Road, Hastings
Set among lawns and established trees, the 16-flat complex backs on to the Bill Mathewson Sportsground. Each flat has a separate kitchen and ranch slider opening onto a private deck area.

ParkhavenParkhaven Village

510 Park Road South, Akina
All 29 sunny flats have separate bedrooms and open-plan kitchen/living areas. Level entry showers have recently been installed resulting in modern, convenient bathrooms.

Swansea VillageSwansea VillageSwansea Village

17 Swansea Road, Flaxmere
Council’s largest complex, all 64 flats have open plan living and those on the upper level have lift access. Close to Flaxmere Shopping Centre, Flaxmere Library and the swimming pool.

Tui ValeTui Vale

312 Tui Place, Hastings
Close to the Hawke’s Bay Hospital, each flat in this 22-flat complex has a separate kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, all with level entry showers.

Criteria for eligibility

To qualify for housing, the applicant/s must:

a. Be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.

b. Be 55 years of age or over (both members of a couple must qualify). However priority will be given to people over the age of 60.

c. Have an annual income of not more than $29,500 gross for a single person and $45,000 gross per year for a couple.

d. Be receiving a permanent benefit

e. Demonstrate the ability to live independently or be receiving sufficient support.

f. Have assets valued at less than $40,000 (single applicant) or $45,000 (couple). Assets exclude furniture, motor car and personal effects.

g. Have a good tenancy history and be of good character verified by two referees.

Application form & more information


To know more about Housing for Seniors, please contact the Housing Officer. We're available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm on phone (06) 871 5000, council@hdc.govt.nz, fax 06 871 5100 or post:

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Hastings District Council
207 Lyndon Road East
Private Bag 9002