Papatoetoe is still working to recover after a tornado hit the area on Saturday morning.
Initial estimates had 62 houses uninhabitable, but Mayor Phil Goff told Morning Report on Monday that number may go down somewhat after reinspection.
Auckland Emergency Management says at least 32 people stayed in emergency accommodation in motels overnight.
Goff said there is a mayoral emergency fund available for those who need it, and the government has chipped in $100,000 for it.
He said a lot of houses affected were insured, but not all of them.