Keeping your home healthy and safe

Are you concerned about your safety or health because of the condition of your house?

Whether you rent or own your own house it's important your home is warm, comfortable and safe.

If you're renting, it's the landlord’s responsibility to repair and maintain the house. So, if something breaks down or goes wrong, tell the landlord straight away.

Are there too many people for your current house?

If your home is overcrowded, it can contribute to health problems such as asthma and rheumatic fever. Small children are especially vulnerable and can be badly affected, especially in crowded bedrooms.

If your house is overcrowded and you can’t afford a larger place, you may be able to get help. Call Work and Income or Senior Services. They will assess your situation and discuss options with you.

You’ll find more about your options, what to do and the help available on the housing options page on this website. You might also be able to use a Welcome Home Loan to buy a house.