About Us

The Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS) was established after the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake to assist households requiring assistance.

CETAS is divided into three different Services:

  • Financial Assistance - Temporary Accommodation Assistance [TAA] for households required to move out of their homes for repairs or rebuilds is available to those eligible until 31st December 2019.
  • Earthquake Support Coordination Service (no longer available) - Due to the majority of householders having been either settled, or who are close to settlement, the demand for the Earthquake Support Coordination Service lessened and this service therefore closed on 30th June 2017.
  • Matching and Placement Service (no longer available) - Due to the easing demand for assistance to find temporary accommodation and that the majority of householders are reaching or approaching settlement, the Matching and Placement Service closed on 30th June 2018.