Services in the Waikato
In the Waikato region LinkPeople offers the following services:
- Ahikāroa community housing support service – coordination of residential recovery services and support to find and sustain permanent housing through social housing or private rentals. To be eligible for the Ahikāroa service, you need to be referred to LinkPeople by Te Whatu Ora Waikato or Hauora Waikato mental health and addictions services. Once you are referred to the Ahikāroa service, if you would like to live in a LinkPeople managed property, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for Work and Income Public Housing.
- Rapid permanent housing service – working alongside families to support them out of transitional or emergency housing into permanent homes. Referrals received via the Ministry of Social Development.
- Sustaining tenancies at risk (STAR) – a homelessness prevention programme delivered alongside the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. We work with individuals and families at risk of losing their tenancies to keep them housed, addressing any underlying issues that impact on their tenancy and wellbeing. More information can be found on our Sustaining Tenancies webpage.
If you have nowhere to stay tonight or in the next seven days, please contact Work and Income to access emergency housing.
We are also seeking partnerships with landlords and developers in the region, click here to find out more.