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KiwiBuild extends to Mt Albert

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is building 18 new KiwiBuid apartments in Mt Albert, Auckland, as the government-backed housing scheme ramps up.

The apartments will be built on the Tuatahi development and the ballot for the properties goes live on Monday, HUD said. The government claims successful ballot members will be able to secure their home before Christmas.

Head of KiwiBuild Stephen Barclay said the apartments provided an "excellent opportunity" for affordable city living :“These are highly desirable, architecturally-designed and well-appointed apartments in central Auckland, giving KiwiBuild buyers the opportunity to buy a quality new home in one of the most challenging areas of the country for housing affordability."

HUD said KiwiBuild is on track to deliver the first 1000 KiwiBuild homes by mid-2019, a further 5000 homes by June 2020 and 10,000 homes in the year to June 2021.