Te Kāinga is an Affordable Rental Programme with the aim of providing secure, affordable and long term rental accommodation in Wellington. It supports those on medium to lower incomes who may otherwise find it difficult to access appropriate housing options in the city.
Council resolved to update the criteria on 8 December 2022. This included making certain industries that created the most jobs for the city a priority, as per the Council’s Economic Wellbeing Strategy. These are:
- Public sector
- Public transport
- Education and training
In making the above change to the criteria the Council also added the following industries:
- Māori organisations
- The arts