Housing is a human right
Initial findings from Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – the first Point in Time, region-wide street count of unsheltered homelessness and people in temporary accommodation in Auckland – were released today by Mayor Phil Goff.
Life after more than two decades on the streets: ‘It blows me away just to see how far I’ve come’ – NZ Herald
Aroha, one of the first women to be housed by the Housing First programme, says she has come a long way since her days living on Auckland’s streets. Reporters Ben Leahy and Isaac Davison found out more.
Eighty-three per cent of homeless Aucklanders taken off the streets by a multimillion-dollar housing scheme have kept a roof over their head. Nick Truebridge reports.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff this morning announced Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – Auckland’s first region-wide count of people living without shelter (people living on the street and in cars).
A collaboration of community organisations, people with lived experience of homelessness, emergency housing providers, government, academics and approximately 750 volunteers will be involved in Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – the first region-wide count of people living without shelter in Auckland, which takes place in September 2018.