Homelessness in Auckland will be rare, brief and non-recurring
We are contracted to find homes and provide on-going wrap-around support for 572 chronically homeless people in the City Centre, Central, South and West Auckland.
Here's how we're doing
March 2017 - 30 November 2017
Adults and families with children
19% City centre
Over the past month, another 67 single adults and families with children have moved into another 31 households. Of the total 161 households, 30 are in the city centre, 12 in Auckland Central, 87 in West Auckland and 32 in South Auckland.
42% Single male
22% Single female
4% Gender diverse
In terms of single adults, there is almost double the number of males than females working with our services. This is not unexpected; single men are more likely to sleep rough and this reflects the profile of Housing First services around the world. However, females are the predominant primary carer in the families we work with, so overall, there are nearly as many female adults as there are male adults working with Housing First Auckland services. As part of the 51 families the collective is working with, 127 children have been supported into safe, secure, permanent housing.
12% Housing NZ
It's no suprise to our collective that 86% of the 161 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 19 homes for the people in the Housing First programme. Four homes have been sourced through Community Housing providers.
12% NZ European
More than half the people who have been supported into housing report their primary ethnicity as Māori (102 people). This is in line with statistics which show that Māori are overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness.