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The Government has released Phase One of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Action Plan (2020-2023). This is the first time in New Zealand that a comprehensive central government-led and cross-agency plan has been developed to prevent and reduce homelessness.
Researchers Carole McMinn (The People’s Project) and Brodie Fraser, Clare Aspinall, Jenny Ombler and Dr Nevil Pierse (University of Otago) recently presented findings of the Ending Homelessness in New Zealand research programme to members of the New Zealand centre for Sustainable Cities.
The announcement today by government that it is investing an additional $300M into a comprehensive cross-agency package to tackle homelessness is a positive move in the right direction.
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.
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.