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Affordable Housing

Accommodation Supplement

The Accommodation Supplement from Work and Income can help with the costs of your rent, board, mortgage and other essential housing costs.

Whether you can get the Accommodation Supplement depends on how much rent, board, or mortgage you pay, your personal circumstances such as your income and cash assets, where you live, and the number of people in the household.

You won't qualify for the Accommodation Supplement if your mortgage is with Housing Corporation or you rent from a social housing property. (Social housing properties are provided by Housing New Zealand and approved community housing providers.)

See how much you might get

You can calculate an estimate of the amount of Accommodation Supplement you may be entitled to by using our calculator.

How to apply

Income limits for Accommodation Supplement from 1 April 2016

You may be able to get an Accommodation Supplement depending on your weekly income before tax.