Auckland City Council is looking to boost the number of new tenants in the freeholders estate in the north-east.
The council has launched a new tenant benefit scheme in the area.
It has launched the ‘BoomTown Rent Scheme’ and has set up a new site to help landlords find renters.
Auckland City council says the scheme will be open to anyone with a residential property in the Freehold estate and will be paid for through an income tax refund.
Renters who sign up will receive up to $30 a week, and those with a property will receive $150 a week.
“Rent is expensive and a big part of it is that we don’t know who’s going to live here and how much they’re going to earn,” Mayor Lianne Dalziel said.
Council has also launched the “Housing First” programme, which will give freehold tenants a month to find a place to live before they must move.
And it is working with other local authorities to introduce a rent-free policy.
You can sign up to the freeholder estate benefit scheme by contacting the Auckland City Council’s housing team.