Sustaining Tenancies

Sustaining Tenancies – how we help

Sustaining Tenancies is a prevention programme in which WALSH Trust can support individuals and whanau in private and public housing. This support helps vulnerable individuals and those with complex and/or multiple needs to live independently and addresses any issues that put their tenancy at risk.

Sustaining Tenancies is for anyone who is at risk of losing their tenancy or is experiencing one or more multiple risk factors and/or adverse life events. There are three levels of service to cater to the tenants’ circumstances.

support to tenants
Tenancy supports

Sustaining Tenancies support people by:

  • Carrying out an assessment to find out the type and level of services the tenant needs.
  • Work with the tenant to develop a whanau-led plan.
  • Provide services to the individual or whanau based on their plan. This could be:
    • Life skills support.
    • Support to navigate advocacy services.
    • Referral to budgeting advice.
    • Support to communicate with landlords and/or property managers.
    • Referral to other services as needed.

Work with the tenant to develop a support plan once they leave the Sustaining Tenancies service.

We are here to help you keep a roof over your head

Sustaining Tenancies is a free service that gives you tools so you can be independent and keep living in your home. We offer practical support and we’re flexible in the way we work with you. We can give you one-off support or work with you for up to a year. You decide.

If you’re worried about losing your tenancy, all you need to do is give us a call, send us an email or fill out a referral form.

If you would like to fill out the form, please complete fully and post, fax or email to

Note that a current phone number for the person referred is required for the application to proceed.

“We are truly grateful for your help and support; you came along with your skills and wisdom at just the right time for us. Thank you so much”.

Compliment from a ST client

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