Housing is a human right

Foreword: Housing First Auckland Briefing for Ministers 2021

“It’s a beautiful place. I can’t ask for anything more.” Those are the words of Edna, one of the 567 people Housing First Auckland (HFA) has helped last year. Edna’s life is looking up now; she’s in a permanent home and is optimistic and planning for the future. But...

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People, passion and equity drive Chief Executive of Lifewise

People, passion and equity drive Chief Executive of Lifewise

Becoming Chief Executive of Housing First Auckland provider Lifewise during Level 4 lockdown in a global pandemic was a return to ‘normal’ for Jo Denvir. After working in senior management roles across the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand and...

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People should never be discharged into homelessness

People should never be discharged into homelessness

Adelaide Zero Co-Chair Louise Miller-Frost, who also runs a women’s crisis accommodation service Catherine House, advocates for systems change that ensures prevention and early intervention in the quest to end homelessness in Australia. “People exiting prison,...

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