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Housing supply and special housing areas

What are special housing areas (SHA)?

To help combat Auckland's housing crisis, SHAs were established across the city where fast-track development of housing, including affordable housing, could take place.

Most SHAs had to have a percentage allocated to affordable housing for any consented development over 14 dwellings.

Some SHA developments voluntarily provided more than the criteria required

SHA locations

Download and view the SHA locations for tranches 1-10:

​Housing updates for Auckland

For updates and reports on the state of housing in Auckland, see Knowledge Auckland.


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