The Greens are accusing the government of stealing their housing policy.
Co-leader Metiria Turei says ministers rejected her party's progressive ownership, affordable housing project when it was launched at the beginning of this year - and now it's doing exactly the same.
She's welcoming New Zealand's biggest community housing project unveiled by Housing Minister Nick Smith in Auckland on Thursday but says it's just a token effort.
Under an agreement with Auckland Council, 282 homes are going to be built in Weymouth on land owned by Housing NZ.
Families will be able to buy a part share in them and pay the rest off later, or rent them at 25 per cent of their income.
The government is putting $20 million into the $102m development with the rest coming from community and Maori groups.
The houses will be priced between $325,000 and $475,000, well below Auckland's average which is pushing $1m.
Ms Turei says Prime Minister John Key refused to back her party's policy.
"Now his government is adopting Green Party policy in a late attempt to limit the political damage over its own housing failures," she said.