We've been operating in Tauranga since June 2018. The second, larger figure below and the graphics following it represent the Tauranga team’s cumulative housing outcomes from June 2018 to 31 August 2019. The graphic includes a profile of the people we have supported into housing, the acuity of homelessness that was experienced at the time, and the type of housing that was sourced (eg private, community or public).
The first line of figures immediately 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 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 at least another 230 people with advice and guidance to help find a home.
Since June 2018, our Tauranga team has supported
67% Single males
33% Single females
The team is currently working with adults who have been rough sleeping in Tauranga. Males account for just over two-thirds of the people we work with, and one-third are single females.
0% Minimal housing intervention (VI-SPDAT score 0-3)
20% Rapid rehousing (VI-SPDAT score 4-6)
80% Housing First, permanent, supportive housing (VI-SPDAT score 7+)
7% Housing New Zealand
9% Other social housing
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.