Housing is a human right

20 February 2018

Current state of NZ's housing market

This week the government released “A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing” February 2018 authored by Alan Johnson, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Shamubeel Eaqub. This report details the current state of housing markets and the housing system in New Zealand. In response to this report Lisa Woolley, CEO at VisionWest Community Trust made the following comments...
Read Lisa's response on VisionWest's website
15 February 2018

City Centre Programme update

Starting in February last year, Lifewise and Auckland City Mission began providing housing and flexible community-based support for people experiencing chronic homelessness in the city centre. We support people who have found it most difficult to get off the streets: People who have been rough sleeping for a year or more, those who have at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years as well as two or more co-existing issues, such as addictions or mental health issues.
Read the full update on the Lifewise website
12 February 2018

Having a home first ends homelessness

Project lead Julie Nelson said the findings from the report A stocktake of New Zealand's Housing re-affirm the Housing First Auckland collective's view that no single organisation, agency, service, department or sector can end homelessness working alone.
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