Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Extension for Rentals Programme

Last updated: 14 September 2020
In 2016 the Government allocated $18 million over two years for an extension of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme specifically focused on rental properties. The extension provided new funding to deliver insulation to low-income rental households with high health needs (particularly households occupied by children and/or the elderly as they are at the highest health risk from cold and damp housing). This phase, WUNZ: Healthy Homes (extension) (WUNZ: HH - extension) ran from 2016 until 30 June 2018. When this phase launched it was available for owners of rental properties only, occupied by low income tenants and/or tenants with high health needs, but the eligibility criteria was broadened by Cabinet in July 2017 to include home owners (with the same low income/high health criteria applying).