Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service
This service can assist you find temporary accommodation while your home is being repaired or rebuilt as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. We can help you find a place within the private rental market or at one of the temporary accommodation villages.
If you're a homeowner, financial assistance may be available to help with accommodation costs while your home is being rebuilt or repaired. Please note that financial assistance is not income or asset tested.
Earthquake Support Coordinators are available to support individuals and families directly affected by the earthquakes. This support could include your well-being, processes with EQC, insurance, or connections to services for your recovery.
Free phone: 0800 673 227 (Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm)
Temporary Accommodation Service fact sheets and information
June 2013 – Hon Dr Nick Smith announces a two year extension to 2016 for the temporary accommodation villages at Linwood Park, Kaiapoi Domain and Rawhiti Domain, following authorisation from local councils.
April 2013 - Hon Dr Nick Smith announces that the government is building an additional 40 units at Rangers Park to provide temporary accommodation for earthquake affected Canterbury residents. This will bring the total number of government supported temporary homes that are managed by the Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service to 124.
September 2012 - Minister Brownlee has announced that the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) which is available to Canterbury homeowners has been extended until 1 March 2015.