Can chronic homelessness really be beaten in Auckland?
Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Sam Tsemberis who is the founder of Pathways to Housing in New York City and designer of the Housing First model. He's been working alongside Auckland council and others on a two year pilot, which started last month, with the ambitious goal to end homelessness in the city. What is the evidence that this is not just a lofty goal? (Listen Now)
The secret to fixing homelessness in Auckland
It’s 8.30am at a cafe in central Auckland, and one of the city’s street people wanders in. He glances around, clocks the only other people in the place (us), then wanders out and away. Sam Tsemberis has his back to the door so doesn’t notice. What our fleeting visitor couldn’t have known either is that we are discussing his very situation – homelessness – and how to fix it. (Read More)