The Christchurch Methodist Mission is committed to providing warm, affordable and secure accommodation to those who need it most and ensuring that new tenants get the support they require. We are one of Christchurch's largest community housing providers with 26 bedsits, 12 one bedroom villas and 8 one bedroom apartments for older people plus 13 houses for families. As well as our community housing stock we are currently partnering with the Christchurch City Council and Youth & Cultural Development (YCD) to provide rental housing and on-going social support for homeless young people and families. 

CMM also provides on-going social support to our tenants so they can feel safe, secure and gain the confidence and skills needed to turn their new house into a home for themselves and their children. We employ a Housing Development and Tenancy Manager who provides responsive and dedicated support to the people and families in our housing. Tenants are also able to access the wider social support services and programmes offered by the Mission. 

As a registered Community Housing Provider we are able to access the Government's Income Related Rent Subsidy (IRRS) for all new tenants who are on the government's housing list. With this subsidy, tenants only pay approximately 25% of their income on rent and the Government makes up the difference between that and the market-rent that we negotiate with them. The result is young families and older people who are priced out of the rental market can get into a warm and affordable house of their own. We are committed to growing our housing stock in the future. 

Contact

Andrea Goodman
Housing Development and Tenancy Manager
03 375 1185 or 027 504 6760
andreag@mmsi.org.nz