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 – 1 September 2019

578

Households

500

Children housed

1078

Adults and families with children

Location source

44% West

20% South

16% City centre

15% Central

3% North

Of the people housed (adult participants) since the programme began, 16% were from the city centre, 15% from Auckland Central, 44% from West Auckland, 20% from South Auckland and 3% from North Auckland. 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)

50% Male

49% Female

1% Gender diverse

There are currently 245 males, 258 females and 9 gender diverse people in the programme. In many of the 188 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

65% Individuals

35% Families

Just under 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. In these 188 families there are 452 children who have been supported into safe, secure, permanent housing. 

Primary ethnicity

56% Māori

21% Pacific

18% NZ European

3% Other

2% Asian

The number of Māori participants in the programme is 291 people. Statistics show that Māori are overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness. The number of Pacific participants in the programme remains relatively unchanged at 22%.

Housing type

89% Private

7% Housing NZ

4% Other

It’s no suprise to our collective that 89% 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. Housing New Zealand is our largest residential and public landlord, and an equally important partner for the provision of safe, secure sustainable housing.