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Housing First Auckland gets $3.7m to tackle chronic homelessless

Housing First Auckland gets $3.7m to tackle chronic homelessless

A south Auckland family found living in their car are among those helped as part of a project tackling chronic homelessness. Housing First Auckland is a joint initiative between the Government, Auckland Council and five community social housing providers. Manukau-based social housing provider LinkPeople​ is leading the efforts in south Auckland.

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The secret to fixing homelessness in Auckland

The secret to fixing homelessness in Auckland

Sam Tsemberis is an expert at getting homeless people off the streets, compassionately. His secret? Giving them a place to live. Finlay Macdonald sat down with Dr Tsemberis while he was in New Zealand recently and asked him more about Housing First and how it works.

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Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

A new initiative aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide wrap-around services to address the causes of their homelessness.

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