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Initial findings of Auckland’s first region-wide Point in Time homeless count released

Initial findings from Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – the first Point in Time, region-wide street count of unsheltered homelessness and people in temporary accommodation in Auckland – were released today by Mayor Phil Goff.

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"There is a need for more to be done."

Stacey Anderson is our sub-regional coordinator for Central Auckland. Stacey’s role is to lead the community engagement and planning in her sub-region of Auckland. We got to know her a bit better.

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“This issue needs to be addressed.”

Diana Hegan is our sub-regional coordinator for both South and East Auckland. Diana’s role is to lead the community engagement and planning in her sub-regions of Auckland. We got to know her a bit better.

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"I want my community to have a voice."

Lisa Marshall is our sub-regional coordinator for West Auckland. Lisa’s role is to lead the community engagement and planning in her sub-region of Auckland. We got to know her a bit better.

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"No one in our city should be homeless."

Zac Kim is our sub-regional coordinator for North Auckland. His role is to lead the community engagement and planning in his sub-region of Auckland. We got to know him a bit better.

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"We can't afford to turn a blind eye to homelessness"

For Charlie Tredway, the experience of homelessness is personal.

We got know Charlie a bit better and found out why volunteering for Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count is so important to him.

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"We're all in this together and we can't forget that"

We got to know one of our first volunteers a little bit better. Meet Josie and find out why she’s registered to volunteer for Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count.

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Volunteers crucial for Auckland’s first region-wide Point in Time homeless count

A collaboration of community organisations, people with lived experience of homelessness, emergency housing providers, government, academics and approximately 750 volunteers will be involved in Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – the first Point in Time, region-wide count of people living without shelter (on the street and in cars) in Auckland, which takes place in September 2018.

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