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Community collaboration was incredibly important for Auckland’s Homeless Count.

The count was organised by providers in the Housing First Auckland collective and its backbone services team with support and funding from Auckland Council.

The five organisations in the collective are Auckland City Mission, Lifewise, Kāhui Tū Kaha, LinkPeople and VisionWest.

We are incredibly grateful for the commitment and support from the community organisations, housing providers, people with lived experience and many others who generously gave their time, expertise and advice to guide the count - another important step towards making unsheltered homelessness in Auckland rare, brief and non-recurring.

Mayor Phil Goff,
Mayor of Auckland

Our goal is to end homelessness, not just manage it.
This count will improve our understanding of the scale of unsheltered homelessness in Auckland. I’m proud that Council can support the Housing First collective and the wider sector in its delivery.

Fiona Hamilton, Housing First Auckland programme manager

We don’t know enough about homelessness across Auckland. The Count will provide data which will help us better understand unsheltered homelessness so together we can do more to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

Mayor Phil Goff,
Mayor of Auckland

Our goal is to end homelessness, not just manage it.
This count will improve our understanding of the scale of unsheltered homelessness in Auckland. I’m proud that Council can support the Housing First collective and the wider sector in its delivery.

Fiona Hamilton, Housing First Auckland programme manager

We don’t know enough about homelessness across Auckland. The Count will provide data which will help us better understand unsheltered homelessness so together we can do more to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

Partnering with the community

We couldn't have done this alone.

Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count relied on strong community relationships and collaboration.

We worked closely with local community groups and organisations, people with experience of living without shelter, Iwi, marae, emergency and transitional housing providers, District Health Boards, academics and researchers, Government, businesses and other organisations to plan and prepare for Ira Mata, Ira Tangata.

Thank you to the many organisations and individuals who supported the count! We greatly appreciate your contribution to the successful delivery of Ira Mata, Ira Tangata - an important step to ending homelessness in Auckland.

A special thanks also to the organisations and community groups that contributed to the count via sponsorship or by providing goods or services. Sponsors included Eden Park, Manukau City Baptist Church and many others.