Finding permanent housing for life after Wellington Women's House continues to be difficult.

The need for more affordable housing in Wellington is increasing as rental prices continue to rise. Wellington has become the first region in Aotearoa to pass the $600 median weekly rent rate.

The TradeMe Rental Price Index states that the median weekly rent for Wellington is $615 per week, overtaking Auckland to make it the most expensive city in the country to rent in. The majority of our residents are on a benefit, or low incomes, meaning housing at this price is simply inaccessible.

One of the most valuable ways to contribute to housing women during difficult periods in their lives is to connect with organisations like us and offer your support as a landlord. If this is something you could help us with, we would absolutely love to hear from you! Please get in touch at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Wellington the first region to top $600 median weekly rent — Stuff