News and media

18 December 2019
As we come to the end of the year, we look back at the highlights and what has been achieved for the people we are here to serve. This year Housing First has continued to change communities for the better in Hamilton and Tauranga because we believe everyone must have a home to live in and everyone has the right to live their best life. Read more
9 December 2019
Not having a home is an issue that affects the mental health and wellbeing of people and communities. In 2017, Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) approached The People’s Project in Hamilton with a proposal. Kāinga Ora would provide a small number of dedicated properties across several inner-city locations, mostly in areas of already-established high-density public housing, to be tenanted by The People’s Project’s clients.Read more
18 June 2019
The People’s Project Tauranga has used the Housing First approach to support 39 chronically homeless people into a home of their own since opening in June 2018.Read more
12 May 2019
The Government’s announcement to continue investing in existing and new Housing First programmes recognises the growing body of New Zealand evidence that Housing First, which prioritises permanent housing outcomes, is one of the best approaches for ending chronic homelessness.Read more