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

We formed as a collective at the end of March 2017, and started reporting our results in May 2017.


Here’s how we’re doing
May 2017 – 30 September 2020




Children housed


Adults and families with children

Location source

41% West

21% South

19% City Centre

16% Central

3% North

Of the people housed (adult participants) since the programme began, 16% were from the city centre, 13% from Auckland Central, 35% from West Auckland, 18% from South Auckland and 2% from North Auckland with 15% unknown. Please note, the location source reports on where people engaged with a Housing First programme – not the location of their subsequent home.

Gender (all adults)

54% Male

45% Female

1% Gender diverse

There are currently 416 males, 343 females and 11 gender diverse people in the programme. In many of the 200+ families we work with, females are the predominant primary carer, which is reflected in the proportion of females in the Housing First programme.

Client profiles

69% Individuals

31% Families

Around two-thirds of people in the Housing First programme are individuals living 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. 

Primary ethnicity

56% Māori

18% Pacific

19% NZ European

5% Other

2% Asian

The number of Māori individual participants in the programme is 434 people. Statistics show that Māori are overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness. The number of Pacific participants in the programme remains consistent at around 20%.

Housing type

90% Private

8% Kāinga Ora

2% Other

It’s no suprise to our collective that 90% of the 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. In many cases, these privately-owned properties are being leased to a community housing provider in the Housing First collective.