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Canterbury earthquake:  Accommodation

The Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS), a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (formerly Department of Building and Housing) and the Ministry of Social Development, is available to help those people affected by the quakes who may be having difficulty accessing alternative accommodation.

It will help them to work out what kind of temporary accommodation suits them best, and will match and place people in available accommodation. This includes accommodation in the private rental market and portable homes.

To find out more visit the Temporary Accommodation Service Link to the Temporary Accommodation Service. website or call 0800 67 32 27.

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Evaluation of the Canterbury Temporary Villages

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment undertook an evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of the temporary villages from the perspective of tenants and key stakeholders in late 2012.

The evaluation found that the villages provide a relevant and effective service to displaced residents with property damage resulting from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. This report presents key learnings about the development and operation of the temporary village initiative established in response to the Canterbury earthquakes.

For more information, read the full 'Evaluation of the Canterbury Temporary Villages' report [PDF 879 KB, 29 pages] 

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Renting a property with earthquake damage

If you’re thinking of renting in parts of Christchurch that were damaged by the earthquakes, there are things you need to consider before entering into a tenancy agreement.

For more information see our Renting a property with earthquake damage information sheet »

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