Ministry of Health housing modifications
Ministry of Health-funded housing modifications for disabled people
The Ministry of Health funds Enable New Zealand to provide housing modification services. Our services are for eligible disabled people living in these areas:
- North Island: all areas south of the Bombay Hills
- South Island, Stewart Island, Chatham Islands.
We act as an independent moderator and expert advisor to the Ministry of Health. And we coordinate building industry experts to provide structural solutions to meet a person’s disability-related needs.
Housing advisory services
Our technical housing advisors ensure that building plans meet all requirements. For example, the New Zealand Building Code, local authority requirements, relevant legislation and budgets. They also liaise with our design and build services.
Professional advisory services
Our professional advisors ensure the housing modifications meet the person’s disability-related needs.
Design and build service
We manage a design and build service for Ministry of Health-funded housing modifications. We use a variety of consultants and builders and engage them directly. Visit our Disability Funding Information website for details.
Referrals to our MOH housing modification service
Before funding can be approved, the person must have an assessment with an occupational therapist (OT). The OT must be an approved or credentialed Equipment and Modification Services (EMS) assessor.
Ministry of Health funding for housing modifications
Visit the Ministry of Health website for more information.
Enquiries about our Ministry of Health housing modification service
Please contact the Service Manager, Housing, at our Head Office, Palmerston North.