QLCHT was created in 2007, with the task of ensuring residents of the Queenstown Lakes District have access to decent and secure tenure housing at a cost within their means.

QLCHT is a registered Community Housing Provider (CHP) with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority. We’re a recognised leader in the CHP sector, and an active member of our peak body, Community Housing Aotearoa.

We have a Relationship Framework Agreement in place with the Queenstown Lakes District Council, as we have shared goals and plans for increased community housing in our disitrict.

We also have a Memorandum of Understanding with peak body for Māori Housing, Te Matapihi. This MoU acknowledges the alignment of our two organisations’ respective purposes and kaupapa. It also provides recognition of the approach QLCHT takes to sharing our intellectual property and learnings across the country.

Our vision is to transform the lives of committed people in our district by providing them an opportunity to secure an affordable place to call home.

We provide a range of housing programmes, each carefully designed to assist eligible low to moderate income households who contribute to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of this district, and are genuinely struggling to commit to the area due to housing stress. 

 Our Values

  • Get excited about helping people into a home to call their own.
  • Maintain consistency, professionalism and respect.
  • Break ground and climb mountains.
  • Seek out emerging development and funding opportunities.