Initial findings of Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland's Homeless Count show that on 17 September, at least 336 people were living without shelter and 2,874 people were in temporary accommodation. Following a validation exercise, we can estimate there were approximately 800 people living without shelter in Auckland on that night.
A full report wiith more detail will be available by the end of the year. The anonymised results will be presented to council and central government to assist in informing policy and planning to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring. Following this, the report will be made available to everyone involved in the count and the public.
We are incredibly grateful to every single volunteer for their generosity of time and for caring enough to be part of the count.
On the night, about 660 volunteers went out in groups to speak with people who are living without shelter on the street or in cars. We simply would not have been about to do this count without the people who volunteered.
Across the region, there was a strong sense of community and caring, proving this count is about much more than numbers. It is about people and working together to make homelessness in Auckland rare, brief and non-recurring.See the results