Good homes
for people
who need them



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Award Winning Housing Developments

We are extremely proud of the homes that we build. One of these developments (McLennan) was recently awarded the Australasian Housing Institute Award for the best housing development in New Zealand.

Now an experienced developer with the ability to deliver at scale, CORT is delivering homes that showcase what great affordable housing can be. These homes are attractive, durable and are purpose built to best meet the needs of our tenants. They are designed to blend seamlessly into the neighbourhood and built of materials that will last for the long term.

We Believe in Community Housing

We believe that everyone has a right to a home to call their own. CORT is proud to be part of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s growing and vibrant community housing sector which plays a major role in making this a reality.

Community housing is not about building houses in isolation, it is about building resilient, cohesive and diverse neighbourhoods. To do this we focus on Partnerships with all of the stakeholders required to build great communities and increase housing supply. This includes tenants, whanau, neighbours, support agencies, other community housing providers, the private sector, local councils, and government.


CORT Community Housing (Community of Refuge Trust) is a registered community housing provider in Auckland.



CORT Community Housing now has more than 280 one and two bedroom units which are homes for over 400 people. CORT owns over 60% of these properties and manages the rest on behalf of private property owners. To provide more homes we are building more houses and will continue to partner with property owners. 


CORT Community housing aims to create great places to live; promoting the well-being of individuals and neighbourhoods. We do this by remaining engaged with our tenants, using community focussed planning and design, and employing people-centred tenancy and property management services.


As good and affordable housing is at the heart of what we do, CORT aims to play a strong role in advocating for a strong Community Housing Sector and for improved housing outcomes for all Aucklanders.