Housing First – a new option for landlords

The People’s Project is here to support successful tenancies for landlords and tenants. 

We offer people using our services the widest possible choice of housing options so they can find something that is the right size, in the right location and at the right price for them. This means working with public, private and community housing landlords.

If you are a landlord, property manager or property developer and have property to rent or tenant, we can find you tenants and partner with you and help manage your property.

Housing First gives landlords and property managers peace of mind when it comes to looking after their homes.


Some of the benefits we can offer landlords and property managers.

  • We know our tenants really well. Our case managers and social workers provide intensive, long-term support, meeting with people in their homes on a regular basis.
  • We assist with moving in and assist clients to set up automatic payments for rent and power which ensures the rent is paid.
  • We will ensure clients who qualify have access to Tenancy Cost cover, a Work and Income product that provides you, the landlord, with some financial guarantees if things go wrong.
  • We support people to be good tenants, helping them manage their visitors, budgets, housekeeping, health, wellbeing and goal planning.
  • Easy communication.  We keep in touch so you are well informed about your property and its tenants.
  • We’re here for you. Our friendly staff are just a phone call away if you need us or have an issue that needs to be resolved.
  • In some cases we may be able to assist with recovering rent arrears, if they occur.
  • We prioritise our relationship with you and work together to create a win-win for both you and your tenant.

“Working with The People’s Project has been a great decision. The clients they put forward have been thoroughly vetted, the rent is always paid on time, and the properties are well-maintained because if any repairs are needed, the case manager is on the phone to me right away. They also visit tenants regularly and support them to keep their homes clean and tidy. Quite simply, The People’s Project has made my job easy! I would definitely recommend them to other property managers who are looking for a partnership approach to managing and de-risking tenancies.”  Genna Short, Property Manager, First National Papamoa

It takes a community working together to end homelessness.

We’re often asked, what can I do to make a difference in my community to help people who are struggling to find a home?

Here is a unique and special opportunity for landlords to make a real difference in Hamilton and Tauranga.

Contact us today for a no-obligation chat: Hamilton, phone 0800 437 348 or Tauranga, phone 0800 198 010.

COVID-19: The People's Project is operating at Alert Level 1

We are open, but our office remains closed to 'walk ins'. You will need an appointment, so please phone us first before you head into our office. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or in TAURANGA phone 0800 198 010. If you have a runny nose, sore throat or cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared by a doctor. The Ministry of Health encourages people to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You may be asked to wear a face mask or covering in our office. Thank you.