The Auckland, NZ Housing Programme (AHP) is a joint initiative between Housing New Zealand (HNZC) and Homes, Land, Community (HLC), to deliver small, medium and large-scale housing developments in Auckland over the next 10 years on State-owned land.
The programme will help Auckland develop as a vibrant city by delivering more quality homes more quickly.
Housing New Zealand is the largest residential landowner in Auckland and much of this land can be utilised better so it makes sense to build on this land to create more homes for Aucklanders. In the most radical transformation of the city's state housing, HNZC's Auckland Housing Programme which began in June 2016 is a 10-year joint initiative between the state house provider and a subsidiary of HNZC - HLC.
Big projects are in high-needs areas of Northcote, Avondale, Mt Roskill and Mangere.
HLC was previously called the Hobsonville Land Company and is headed by Chris Aiken, whose work developing 4500 new residences for about 11,000 people Hobsonville has been lauded by Housing Minister, Phil Twyford as a the best example of how state land can be used in new ways successfully to increase the city's housing supply.
Aiken said 300 state houses in the North Shore's Northcote were being replaced by 1200 new residences in a $750 million intensification on HNZC land: 400 new residences will be state homes and 400 KiwiBuild homes and 400 affordable free-market homes. HLC is delivering the free-market and KiwiBuild homes, he said.
HNZC asset development group general manager Patrick Dougherty described the scale of the Auckland development work. "Housing New Zealand is making more efficient use of its land to increase the pace and scale of housing supply throughout New Zealand. To this end we're building a variety of housing types and sizes, this includes stand-alone homes, duplexes, two and three-level walk-ups, terraced housing and apartments," Dougherty said.