Tauranga

We've been operating in Tauranga since June 2019. The figures below represent the team’s current caseload. The success of Housing First is its effectiveness in ending people’s homelessness. This outcome is measured by the proportion of people we work with who remain in their homes. The international findings are that between 80 and 88 per cent of people in Housing First programmes, will remain in their homes.

In addition to the outcomes below, we've also provided assistance to another 123 people with advice and guidance to help find a home.

52

active clients

22

people housed

77%

remain housed

...of the 22 households

Client profile - Housed

64% Single males

36% Single females

The team is currently working solely with single people who have been rough sleeping in Tauranga. Males account for two-thirds of clients, and one-third are single females.

Acuity of homelessness

0% Transitional

0% Episodic

100% Chronic

Our contract determines who we work with, and at the current time we are specifically funded to work with people who have been chronically homeless – those who have been homeless for more than one year and who also have complex and multiple issues.

Housing type

95% Private

5% Housing New Zealand

Housing stock in Tauranga is our biggest challenge. All our clients would move into a home today if the housing was available. Many clients qualify for and are on the register for public housing, but demand for public housing in Tauranga is very high. That's why private landlords are an incredibly important partner. We sincerely thank the Tauranga landlords who are supporting The People's Project.