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)

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

Temporary Accommodation Service fact sheets and information

Download the Temporary Accommodation Service fact sheet (PDF 381KB)

Download the Temporary Accommodation Service brochure (PDF 1.02mb )