OCHT Housing Application Form

Welcome to Otautahi Community Housing Trust.  We provide community homes for those most in need of housing in Christchurch. This e-form allows you to register your interest in living in an OCHT home. Before you go any further, have you applied for housing on the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Housing Register?

OCHT cannot progress your application until you are registered with MSD. The fastest way to find out if OCHT can offer you a home is to call MSD on 0800 559 009.

Have the Ministry of Social Development sent you a letter to confirm that you are on the Housing Register?

  1. We will discuss your housing need with MSD now that  you have confirmed you are on the Housing Register.
  2. Before we talk to MSD please complete this e-form. If you need help to complete the e-form, call us on 0800 624 456.

Yes – I have received a letter from MSD confirming that I am on the Housing Register – Please continue.

No – Please contact the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Housing Register on 0800 559 009 and complete this form once you have been accepted for public housing.

OCHT Registration of Housing Form

Applicant 1


Do you have a partner or other person who will be a joint tenant with you?

Add another person?

Applicant 2


Are there any other people who live in your household ?


To complete your application for housing with OCHT we request your consent to complete the following checks as necessary:

Please check all boxes *

OCHT Privacy Statement/Declaration

The information you provide to Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust will be used to assess your need for housing assistance. This information will be held by Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust and any other authorised person/agency in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. I/ We have read and understood the privacy statement above and understand that be signing this form:

By clicking this box, you agree the above consent and privacy statement for OCHT to obtain further information from you as required for your housing application:


MSD Privacy Consent Form

OCHT are also asking for your consent to provide to MSD for MSD to Provide information to OCHT and other organisation about your need for housing.

MSD Consent Form


I authorise MSD and the organisations named below to share the following information they hold about me:

  • copy of assessments of:
    • my eligibility for social housing (inclusing housing need)
    • my property requirements
  • copies of information I have given in support of any application for housing or housing-related assistance (including credit checks)

My authorisation covers all information held by MSD and the selected organisations on the date this form is signed, as well as information held by them in the future, until I withdraw my consent.

I understand I can withdraw my consent at any time in writing to MSD.

How did you hear about us?

How to Apply for housing

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8140

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