We’ve been operating in Tauranga since June 2018. The first line of figures immediately below represent the team’s current caseload. The second, larger figure and the graphics following it represent the Tauranga team’s cumulative housing outcomes from June 2018 to 15 December 2022. The graphic includes:
- a profile of the people we have supported into housing
- the acuity of homelessness that was experienced at the time
- the type of housing that was sourced (eg private, community or public).
In addition to the outcomes below, we’ve also provided assistance to many people with advice and guidance to help find a home.
Since June 2018, our Tauranga team has supported
…of the 196 housing outcomes
Client profile – Housed
69% Single males
25% Single females
The team is currently working with adults who have been rough sleeping in Tauranga. Males account for more than two-thirds of the people we work with, and nearly one-quarter are single females.
Acuity of homelessness
21% Rapid rehousing (VI-SPDAT score 0 - 6)
79% Housing First, permanent, supportive housing (VI-SPDAT score 7+)
59% Private rental
5% Kāinga Ora
36% Community housing
The People's Project does not own a supply of housing. As a Housing First service, our role is to work with chronically homeless people to find a home and support them to then be a successful tenant. We work with public, private and community landlords to find rental properties for clients to live in. In Tauranga, finding housing is by far our biggest challenge. All the people we are working with would move into a home today if the housing was available. Many clients qualify for and are on the register for public housing (Kāinga Ora, formerly Housing New Zealand) but demand for public housing in Tauranga is incredibly high and the number of public housing spaces available in the city has not kept up with demand. That's why private landlords are an incredibly important partner for our service. We sincerely thank the Tauranga landlords who are supporting The People's Project. Currently nearly two-quarters of the housing stock we have helped source for our clients is from the private rental market. The remaining homes are provided by Kāinga Ora and community housing providers such as LinkPeople and Accessible Properties.