The development arose out of the shared interests of the consortium partners to provide good-quality, affordable housing for lower income New Zealand households. This report presents the findings of a study on the establishment phase of the development.
The case study contributes to a broader project, Resilient Urban Futures, concerned with the social, economic and environmental performance of different models of urban development. Waimahia is interesting for a number of reasons:
– it is being carried out by a consortium of Māori organisations and community housing providers, drawing on the complementary capacities of these groups and their shared interest in providing affordable, good-quality housing for those in need
– it is the largest third sector housing project undertaken to date in Aotearoa
– it was the first Special Housing Area designated under the Auckland Housing Accord, signed between central government and Auckland Council in September 2013.