The Temporary Accommodation Service has helped over 6,750 households find temporary accommodation following the earthquakes. In addition to placing people in private rental accommodation, over 1,150 households used purpose built temporary accommodation villages.
Kaiapoi Domain village
22 houses, throughput 180 households. Closed in April 2016, due to easing demand. The houses have been sold and the Domain remediated and returned to Waimakariri District Council. Five houses were sold to the Christchurch Methodist Mission for social housing purposes, five were sold to Scenic Hotel for tourism accommodation on the West Coast, and 12 were sold to a commercial buyer.
Linwood Park village
42 houses, throughput 568 households — sold to Christchurch City Council on 1 May 2017 due to easing demand and to accelerate their social housing repair and redevelopment programme.
Rawhiti Domain village
20 houses, throughput 204 households — repurposed in January 2017 due to easing demand and to support Kaikōura earthquake residential recovery.
Rangers Park village
40 houses, throughput 210 households — 7 properties were sold in July 2017 to Housing New Zealand due to easing demand. The remaining houses are being marketed for sale, with a preference for sales to first home buyers.