Introducing 18 for 4
Building homes you can afford in places you need to be


We all know the answer to Auckland’s housing crisis - build more homes that people can afford. Homes where people want to live, in their current communities and close to their place of work.

Here at the Auckland Community Housing Providers’ Network, we agree with the government; land for social housing can be used better, through medium density, mixed tenure housing.





18 for 4 is about transforming four houses in existing communities into 18 homes for all kinds of people, from those on low incomes through to those wanting to get onto the property market, with each development including:

  • One, two and three bedroom homes in well designed, medium density developments
  • Eight homes for social housing to address the issues of homelessness and overcrowding
  • Six homes for assisted homeownership including rent to buy and shared equity to help young families into homeownership
  • Four homes for private sale, to generate funds that will go back into the development of further community housing

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Support the 18 for 4 campaign!

To get 18 for 4 off the ground, we need your help.

Tell your networks and friends about it, share why you think it’s so important that land for social housing can be used better, and, using #18for4, make sure your voice is heard as loudly as possible across social media and beyond. 

Help us build homes that people can afford in the places they need to be. Help us make 18 for 4 a reality.

What is Community Housing?

Community housing is about developing community based solutions to address housing issues. Find out more about Community Housing sector here »

18 for 4 Q&As

Check out our Q&As to find out more about the programme and how you can help.



The Auckland Community Housing Providers’ Network (ACHPN) is committed to promoting initiatives and projects that increase the supply of innovative, affordable, healthy, and quality housing options for the people of Auckland.


The primary activity of the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network (ACHPN) is to provide affordable housing solutions for low income households and people requiring support. The products and services provided cover the full spectrum of housing need across the housing continuum from emergency housing and facilitating essential support and services through to first time home buyers’ shared equity options. 

What we do ›

We build communities by championing community focused housing options that are close to community facilities and transport; provide long term stability and personalized support as needed and mixed tenure communities to achieve social cohesion.

How we do it ›

The Auckland Community Housing Providers’ Network is a group of not-for-profit community housing organisations based in the Auckland region that are actively involved in developing and providing affordable housing. 

Who we are ›