Mayor Phil Goff announces Auckland’s first region-wide homelessness count

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff this morning announced Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – Auckland’s first region-wide count of people living without shelter (people living on the street and in cars).

Funded by Auckland Council and led by Housing First Auckland, the count will take place on Monday 17 September and include a survey and tally of those living without shelter.

“There is little data on the size and nature of chronic homelessness across Auckland, which is why Auckland’s Homeless Count is so critical.

“Our goal is to end homelessness, not just manage it. To do that we need robust data informing policy and services. This count will significantly improve our understanding of the shape and scale of homelessness in Auckland, and I’m proud that Council can support the Housing First collective and the wider sector in its delivery.”

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