Housing First

Housing First

For information on Housing First for Landlords in Chinese, please CLICK HERE
and for Hindi translation, please CLICK HERE
Landlords are critical partners in Housing First

The Housing First programme is focused on leasing, maintaining and supporting tenancies and we need landlords to provide the properties.

We understand that rental properties are an investment. Housing First employs someone (known as a Tenancy Manager) whose sole responsibility is to ensure properties are well managed. They do this by linking directly with the tenant’s professional support team and by being the landlord’s point of contact.

We understand that landlords want certainty that their properties are well maintained and their assets are protected. So do we! That’s why we offer an intensive Tenancy Management Package to minimise potential risks.

What does Housing First offer landlords?

We offer a comprehensive package including:

  • Guaranteed rent for the length of the tenancy through a credible housing provider
  • No management fee
  • Repairs (excluding normal wear and tear)
  • One-point of contact for fast, clear communication
  • Intensive tenant support provided by a professional team
Housing First wrap around support

Each tenant is assigned a key worker who visits regularly (daily or weekly). They work alongside an experienced professional team to ensure that each person is receiving the right supports.

Supports might include assisting people with shopping and cooking, connecting people with health services or providing education on how to be a considerate neighbour.

What kind of properties are we looking for?

All types of properties, including one bedroom units and apartments.

Hassle Free

Housing First provides a hassle free service that guarantees rent, a well maintained property and one point of contact for landlords.

Do good

Be part of a proven programme that makes a difference for those in need in our communities.

It’s a win-win

A well-supported tenancy is a win for both the landlord and the tenant, resulting in a sustained tenancy.



Frequently Asked Questions...

Will I get market rent?

Yes. You will get average market rent as set out by MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment).

In what way will VisionWest be different from any other Tenancy agency?

You will have peace of mind that you will receive a weekly rent. You will receive targeted tenancy management and support of the tenant with no management fee. Any tenant damage (excluding normal wear and tear) will be repaired by VisionWest.

What will happen if someone complains about the tenants?

VisionWest will handle all tenant issues.

Who is my main point of contact?

You will be assigned a VisionWest Housing Relationship Manager. They will be your first point of contact for any queries.

What is the landlord responsible for?
  • Insuring the building
  • Normal maintenance
  • Fair wear and tear (excluding tenant damage)
  • Fixed water rates.
Who selects the Tenants?

VisionWest is responsible for tenant selection.

What happens if I need to exit the agreement?

The normal RTA (Residential Tenancies Act) rules apply.

What is the payment arrangement?

VisionWest will rent the property and pay the landlord.

Who is responsible for ground maintenance?

VisionWest will be responsible for keeping lawns and general outdoor areas tidy.

Contact Us

If you are a landlord and are interested in being part of the Housing First programme, please contact:

VisionWest Community Housing
Phone: 09 818 0706
Email: housingfirst@visionwest.org.nz

Our work is always growing and evolving.

To get our latest updates, sign up for our regular email newsletter.