The completely refurbished James Liston Hostel on Howe St, Freemans Bay, accommodating up to 55 homeless people, staff & volunteers, reopened on Monday.
Budget announcements have been trickling out of the Beehive since 13 April, and today it was the turn of the suddenly homeless to get a serving: 3000 emergency housing places/year, $41.1 million over 4 years for emergency housing & grants to non-government organisations.
Published 13 November 2005 Auckland City Council’s community development & equity committee approved a homelessness action plan this week, which will see it play a greater advocacy role in this area. Committee chairman Cathy Casey said the plan was a bid to help address gaps in services for people living on the city’s streets and […]
Update 1 March 2005 Ideas on dealing with Auckland’s homeless were presented to Auckland City Council in research last year and resurfaced on Monday at the first Homeless Forum in the Town Hall. There were some positive & creative ideas. But beyond the talking, it’s easy to walk away wondering if anything will actually happen. […]
Auckland City Council’s community development & equity committee has established the Auckland Housing Forum to alleviate homelessness. A similar thing happened in June, when then mayor John Banks announced a “highly focused” working party would “better co-ordinate research & resources to move positively forward on the issues around people who sleep rough on Auckland City’s […]