Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service

This service may be able to assist you while your home is being repaired or rebuilt as a result of the Canterbury Earthquakes (either the September 2010, February, June or December 2011 Earthquakes).

Financial Assistance - 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 Coordination Service - Due to the majority of householders having been either settled, or who are close to settlement, the demand for the Coordination Service has lessened and therefore the Service was closed on 30th June 2017. There are still a range of support services available, if you have an ongoing issue with your repair / rebuild of your earthquake damaged home. For Cantabrians who may still require support, please ring:

0800 777 846 - a Support Line which operates 24/7 to link you to support and information


Those affected by the November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake should visit the Kaikoura Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service Website