Housing New Zealand have provided the following website links for people to access information about current housing that may be available:
People who have left their houses must register their whereabouts with your Council – including, where possible, email addresses and cellphone numbers. This is to enable residents to be contacted regarding the status of their properties.
Having a registration number is essential to apply for financial assistance through the Civil Defence welfare payment which is provided by Work and Income.
This payment helps people who have been evacuated due to a civil defence emergency, with costs for accommodation, food, bedding, clothing and loss of income.
You may get a Civil Defence payment if you:
Being eligible for the Civil Defence Payment also depends on:
In most cases it doesn’t matter what you earn or own and Civil Defence payments don’t usually affect other benefits.
To apply for this payment please call into your nearest Work and Income Service Centre. For general help, advice and information contact the Government Helpline on 0800 77 99 97.