Housing is a human right
Housing First Auckland is optimistic extra government support for sustaining tenancies signals a commitment to a multi-pronged approach to tackling homelessness.
The full report from last year’s first Auckland-wide Point in Time count was released today by Auckland Council and the Housing First Auckland Collective. The additional findings highlight the overrepresentation of Māori among those who were homeless on the night of the count.
The Government’s announcement to increase its investment in Housing First services across New Zealand is positive news for the additional 1,044 people and families who will benefit from the funding.
Stan, one of the first people to be housed by Housing First Auckland, has been in his South Auckland home for more than a year. Reporter Eva Corlett found out more about Stan’s experience and the government’s investment in housing.
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.