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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about Salvation Army Social Housing (SASH)

Who qualifies for a SASH property?

You must be:

  • Aged 55 years and over (unless you are applying for a property at our Lesley Keast Village in Christchurch)
  • Be registered with MSD on the Housing Register
  • You must have a Housing Register priority rating of A or B

Salvation Army properties are situated throughout the country.  Please visit our locations page to find out more.

How do I apply for a SASH property?

To apply for Salvation Army social housing please fill in our online enquiry form.

When a property becomes available:

  • The Mission and Tenant Support Officer who looks after the SASH properties at your chosen location/s will contact you to make an appointment to view the available property.
  • If you find the unit is suitable, we will carry out reference, credit and past tenancy checks.
  • If we find your references satisfactory, we will then be able to advise you how much your Income Related Rent will be.
  • We will also agree a date for occupancy of the property and provide you with a Tenancy Agreement.
  • We will require two weeks rent in advance as well as bond before you take occupancy. This can be requested by you to be paid by WINZ