Homelessness in Auckland will be rare, brief and non-recurring

We are contracted to find homes and provide on-going wrap-around support for 472 chronically homeless people in the City Centre, Central, South and West Auckland. In August 2017, the Government announced funding for 100 more places. 

Here's how we're doing
March 2017 - 31 January 2018

Children housed
Adults and families with children

Location source

50% West
24% South
15% City centre
8% Central
3% North

Since November 2017 (when we last reported), another 48 adults and families with children have moved into another 23 households across the City, bringing the total number of primary adults in the programme to 184. The location source reports on where people engaged with a Housing First programme - not the location of their subsequent home. Of the 184 people housed (primary adults) since the programme began, 27 were from the city centre, 15 from Auckland Central, 92 from West Auckland, 44 from South Auckland and 6 from North Auckland.


Gender (all adults)

58% Male
39% Female
3% Gender diverse

There are currently 106 males, 70 females and 6 gender diverse people in the programme. In many of the 60 families we work with, females are the predominant primary carer. 


Client profiles

67% Individuals
33% Families

Two-thirds of people in the Housing First programme are individuals, without dependent children (this is not to say they do not have children, but their children do not live with them). Families with dependent children make up the other one-third of those in the programme. In these 60 families there are 152 children who have been supported into safe, secure, permanent housing.


Primary ethnicity

64% Māori
19% Pacific
12% NZ European
4% Other
2% Asian

The number of Māori in the programme has increased slightly since our last report to 64% (119 people). This is in line with statistics which show that Māori are overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness. People of Pasifika descent have also increased from 13% in July 2017 to 19% in January 2018. 


Housing type

87% Private
12% Housing NZ
1% Other

It's no suprise to our collective that 87% of the 184 homes we have sourced for people are from the private rental market. Private landlords are an incredibly important partner in the fight to end homelessness. Housing New Zealand is our largest residential and social landlord, and an equally important partner for the provision of safe, secure sustainable housing. To date, they have provided 22 homes for the people in the Housing First programme.