How to find somewhere to live in Christchurch
Where to look
Accessing accommodation may be difficult. But despite the tight housing market, there are options available. Some employers are providing accommodation for workers for short periods of time. Alternative options, such as staying with relatives, can also be considered by clients.
The following sites offer rental accommodation in Christchurch:
You will still be eligible for the $3k if you're staying with relatives or sharing a room.
Proof of accomodation
You don't have to povide proof of accommodation before moving to the Christchurch area. The payment is designed to assist you to move to the area, it is only dependant on you proving you have confirmed employment of at least 30 hours work in the Christchurch area.