In 2016 the Government allocated $18 million over two years for an extension of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme specifically focused on rental properties. The extension provides new funding to deliver insulation to low-income rental households with high health needs (particularly households occupied by children and/or the elderly as they are at the highest health risk from cold and damp housing).
This phase, WUNZ: Healthy Homes Rentals (WUNZ: HHR) is currently in progress, and will run from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018. WUNZ: HHR is open to owners of rental properties, occupied by low income tenants. The aim is to insulate about 20,000 homes.