Homelessness is a complex issue that no single organisation has the ability to solve
Meet our team
The Housing First Auckland backbone team provides strategic support to the four Housing First providers that make up our Collective. We engage and collaborate across sectors at governance and operational levels to enable best practice, innovation and system change and provide excellent communication support within the Collective to maximise collective and systems impact.
Together we strive to achieve our aim that homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring. Get in touch with our team here.
Tracey Moore, Programme Manager, Housing First Auckland
Tracey is passionate about challenging inequity and sees the right to safe and healthy housing as fundamental to the success of whānau and communities. She has extensive experience of working in social housing in the UK and Aotearoa New Zealand and has led the development and delivery of services, strategy and innovation in housing, community development and local government services. Promoting inclusion and enabling people to achieve their aspirations are driving forces for Tracey.
Her role in the Housing First Auckland backbone allows her to support growth in the capability of the Collective to deliver impactful change for people who have been let down by systems, and to drive for change in the systems themselves.
Vikki Ham, Māori Strategic Lead, Housing First Auckland
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia te moana
Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Ngāti Tūwharetoa te iwi
Ko Korohe te marae
Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Mangatahi te moana
Ko Taumutu te maunga
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Iwitea te marae
Ko Vikki Ham tōku ingoa
Vikki has whakapapa (genealogy) links to both the tribes of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Kahungunu. Vikki has two sons, one mokopuna (grandson) and her background and passion has always been in the area of Māori public health, community development which has evolved to include co-design and systems thinking. She is a strong believer in making a difference and is always determined to strive to influence and change systems to support Māori whānau to flourish.
Vikki has 30 years of experience in the health sector and working collectively, convening the backbone for a West Auckland Māori thought leadership collective and sitting on a West Auckland Together (WAT) Strategic Leaders Group. She has tertiary qualifications in Māori Studies, Economic Development, Business Management and Health Science.
Rami Alrudaini, Systems Change Lead, Housing First Auckland
Rami has worked in mental health and homelessness for over a decade and is passionate about bringing life-changing services to help people reach their potential. As a systems change lead for Housing First Auckland he gets to work with colleagues across multiple sectors, driving change and innovation.
Rachael Breckon, Senior Communications Advisor, Housing First Auckland
Rachael has nearly 15 years’ experience working as a journalist and communications professional across a diverse range of organisations, media and platforms. She considers it a true privilege to work alongside five non-government organisations that are tireless in their support and advocacy for Tamaki Makaurau Auckland’s most vulnerable whānau.
Clarielle Chang, Business Analyst, Housing First Auckland
As a business analyst, Clarielle believes in working collaboratively in a supportive and inclusive manner. Data is just numbers without an understanding of the people behind the numbers. Clarielle makes use of her 5 years’ experience in leadership, customer insights and business intelligence, and a degree in psychology, to take complex information and data, trends and patterns, and distils them as insights to inform decision-making.
Qurat Haq, Programme Coordinator, Housing First Auckland
Qurat is a business graduate and passionate about working for an organisation that believes in its purpose and making difference in people’s lives. Previously she has worked for an organisation working towards sustainable development through science and technology in South Asia and as an accounts officer for an airline before moving to New Zealand. She enjoys providing programme coordination and administrative support to program leadership and working groups to achieve shared outcomes.