On 8 August Auckland Council decided what their position and role in relation to improving, ending and preventing homelessness would be. To see the options and decision please go here.
You can find the comprehensive report to the Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee on this area here:
The committee made the following decisions following the presentation of this report:
Auckland Council's position and role in improving, ending and preventing homelessness
Resolution number ENV/2017/118 MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr C Casey:
That the Environment and Community Committee:
a) agree that Auckland Council’s preferred position and role on homelessness is an aspirational approach where homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring1 , and the council’s role (in addition to the status quo) is to strengthen established levers, with a focus on:
- strategic leadership, including a cross-sectoral homelessness plan
- inter-sectoral coordination in terms of a shared vision and goals systematic integration of homelessness into relevant policies and regulation,
- development of a sustainable funding base
- monitoring and evaluation, advocacy for central government social and affordable housing strategies which directly address homelessness
- Working with the private sector and formalising partnerships with central government agencies and non-government organisations (NGOs) for the delivery of integrated health and social services.
b.) request the Chief Executive to report back to the committee with an implementation plan including:
- establishing mechanisms to engage with cross-sectoral agencies
- analysis of relevant housing demand and supply
- a more detailed stocktake
- a shared purpose statement and high level, cross-sectoral plan
- a monitoring framework.