Building communities




We create homes within communities that work for all ages and life stages.

The organisational knowledge, experience and expertise within ACHPN is significant. Between us, we potentially represent the most skilled collection of affordable housing practitioners in New Zealand.

Our experience and skill base is comprehensive and includes: tenancy management, asset management, affordable property development, project management, social services provision and community engagement and participation. 

We have proven skills and experience in working individually and collaboratively to take housing projects from idea to completion; delivering high quality, affordable, innovative and healthy homes for local communities. 

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Waimahia Inlet is a modern New Zealand neighbourhood designed to provide a place to live that is attractive, fun, healthy and safe. 

It is a quality development driven by a vision to help Kiwi families move up the home ownership ladder.

ACHPN member organisations have partnered with Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing to provide quality homes at Waimahia Inlet.

Our involvement is driven by a desire to create a place which makes it easy to live well; where we have thought about creating both homes and community. The plan for this community provides an ideal balance between creating private spaces for you to relax with family and friends – and enjoyable places to be with your neighbours. 

We are building homes using environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles to make these homes a pleasure to live in; orientated to make the most of the sun; well insulated and constructed; energy and water efficient. Features such as easy indoor-outdoor flow and flexible living spaces to cater for independent teens or elderly parents. We create homes that work for all the ages and life stages for you and your family.

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18 for 4 campaign

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You first heard about the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network (ACHPN)’s 18 for 4 campaign late last year.  The concept was developed as a response by ACHPN to help address the housing crisis in Auckland.

18 for 4’s proposal was to take four state houses and transform them into 18 homes for all kinds of people living in Auckland.  It would provide social housing, homes for first home buyers and some for sale to the private market.  Click here for more information about the proposal.
We now have a concept of what an 18 for 4 project could look like.  Working with Klein Architects, we have developed a design based on a typical site state housing site in Auckland. The concept would have mixed size units (1, 2, and 3 bedrooms) with shared areas and potential for community facilities.  It would be a maximum of three levels and we think this stylish terrace design would fit in well with most neighbourhoods. 

Go here to see what the floor plans might look like.



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

Read 18 for 4 campaign updates here » 


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.