The Temporary Accommodation Service was activated on 21 July 2021 in response to damage caused by severe rain and flooding on the West Coast of the South Island and in the Marlborough region.
A number of homes in Westport and Marlborough were damaged, including 71 that were deemed unsafe and red stickered. Further flooding and slips occurred in February 2022 with more homes affected by this event. If your property was impacted during these severe weather events and you need support finding temporary accommodation, we can help.
The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) will continue to provide support during the ongoing recovery. In 2022, a temporary accommodation village will also be built on a Buller District Council owned site on Alma Road enabling households to stay close to their community while the repair programme continues.
TAS' matching and placement coordinators are working with affected households to understand their housing needs, identify temporary accommodation options, and provide guidance on how to access support services such as insurance advice and financial assistance.
Register your details with us and a temporary accommodation staff member will call you within 2 working days to discuss what solution will work for you. If you are currently staying with friends or whānau and think you may need to use the service in the coming weeks or months, we recommend you register with the service now.
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