Source:Ministry of Social Development | Allen+Clark
Homelessness is an ongoing multi-dimensional challenge for policy makers in both the developing and developed worlds. In order to effectively provide homeless people with services and to reduce rates of homelessness policy-makers need to know the size and characteristics of homeless populations and how these populations are changing over time.
In 2009 New Zealand adopted a definition of homelessness that drew on the European Typology of Homelessness and Housing Exclusion (ETHOS) developed by the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) and the European Observatory on Homelessness (EOH). ...
The purpose of this report is to present findings from a literature review of methods for counting homeless populations used internationally. The report also presents findings from a deep dive into methods for counting homeless people without shelter to inform recommendations on the suitability of different methods for New Zealand.