We are five Housing First services working together to end homelessness in Auckland

About Housing First

It’s about ending homelessness – not managing it.

Housing First Auckland believes that permanent, secure, appropriate, safe housing is a basic human right for all. Housing First recognises that it is easier for people to address issues such as mental health and substance use, once they are housed. The priority is to quickly move people into appropriate housing and then immediately provide wrap-around services to support their success. The goal of Housing First is to end homelessness - not to manage it.

About the Housing First model

Who we work with

In our experience, people don’t choose to be homeless.

Our Housing First services are for chronically homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Across the city, we are reaching out to people who need help in the communities and areas known for rough sleeping including people living in cars and also with people living in boarding houses. We work with people of all ages. 

About homelessness

About our collective

Homelessness is a complex issue that no single organisation has the ability to solve.

We are five Housing First services that have come together to end homelessness in Auckland. The strength of our collective is its multi-agency approach to providing ongoing and sustained wrap-around support services to help people stay in their homes and never return to homelessness. We work with people who are chronically homeless in the Auckland City Centre, and Central, West and South Auckland. We find them homes and then continue to work them to support them to keep their tenancies.

About the Housing First Auckland collective

Who is involved

Supported by

Housing First Auckland is made possible through funding from The Ministry of Social Development and Auckland Council.

Ministry of Social Development Auckland City Council