October Parity: Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand
The October 2017 “Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand” edition of Parity
Parity is a publication of the Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and the national homelessness publication in Australia. The aim of this edition is to develop an up-to-date, comprehensive and detailed resource for all those working to respond to homelessness in Aotearoa, whether they are working in government policy, homelessness, mainstream government services, social housing and other welfare sectors, in universities or other research bodies.
With the intention of documenting our progress to date, the edition will also discuss where further focus may be needed, while highlighting important innovations, analysis and research that can show us the way forward.
The 2017 edition of Parity is an update to the October 2007 “Responding to Homelessness in New Zealand” edition of Parity. The 2007 edition had a strong focus on understanding the specific nature and character of homelessness in Aotearoa as well as examining the important role played by community and local government in responding to homelessness. In addition, the 2007 edition discussed the central role of housing in reducing homelessness and the roles of frontline service providers.
In the intervening 10 years, the prevalence of homelessness has grown, as has public awareness of the issue. In addition, Housing First projects have been established and social housing has undergone major reform.
To contribute to the October 2017edition: A Call for Submissions Aotearoa NZ
To sponsor the edition: Information for prospective edition sponsors
September 2016 edition: Parity_Vol29-08
October 2007 edition: Parity_Vol20-09
The June 2017 edition: The NDIS, Housing and Homelessness
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