Work that makes a difference

Who we are

The People’s Project has a goal to make homelessness in Hamilton and Tauranga rare, brief and non-recurring. We want to end homelessness for every person we work with – so people never have to be homeless again. We do this by using the evidence-based Housing First approach.  Housing First is an enduring support for as long as it is needed to help people sustain their tenancies. This includes supporting access to physical or mental health services, seeking employment or mentoring a relationship with a landlord. We do whatever it takes to support people to stay in their homes.

Why you should work with us

Homelessness is a complex issue. It takes a community responding together. In our experience, having the right people around the table makes all the difference.  In our team, no two days are ever the same. It’s a high energy environment where you are supported by your colleagues as we venture together into uncharted waters, driving social innovation and leading systems change. Most importantly, we never give up. We believe everyone must have a home to live in and the right to live their best life.

Since launching in 2014, The People’s Project has been held up as an exemplar of taking collaborative action to successfully address homelessness. If you believe we can work together to end homelessness, come join us.

The People’s Project offers challenging, rewarding work where you can make a visible difference in people’s lives – every day. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our team has to say.

Working with individuals and families to experience positive change is a major highlight of my job.  I’m also heartened and inspired by the willingness of our partners, colleagues and other service providers to collaborate and explore new ways of working.”  Kerry Hawkes, Service Manager, Hamilton.



We are currently seeking four full-time, experienced case managers to join our Hamilton team, based in the CBD. If you’re street-wise savvy with compassion and empathy for vulnerable people, and you’re looking for a role with a strong purpose, this might be an opportunity for you!

To see more job opportunities at the Wise Group, please visit our job board.

Got a question?

If you have a question about working at The People’s Project please get in touch with our Human Resource team. You can email us at

COVID-19: The People's Project is operating at Alert Level 1

We are open, but our office remains closed to 'walk ins'. You will need an appointment, so please phone us first before you head into our office. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or in TAURANGA phone 0800 198 010. If you have a runny nose, sore throat or cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared by a doctor. The Ministry of Health encourages people to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You may be asked to wear a face mask or covering in our office. Thank you.