Housing First collective makes positive start in addressing Auckland homelessness

Housing First services have supported 150 people into 93 permanent homes across Auckland in the first four months of operation. The collective was launched in March this year as a two-year demonstration project to end homelessness for 472 chronically homeless people (adults) in Auckland using the internationally proven Housing First model.

The collective is made up of five services working across different areas of the city: Affinity Services, Lifewise together with Auckland City Mission, LinkPeople and VisionWest.

Of the 93 households, 43 are in the West, 18 in the CBD, 27 in South Auckland and five in Central Auckland.  More than three-quarters of the homes have been sourced from the private rental market and more than half the adults in services are single males.

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