Hutt Homelessness Strategy Review

Hutt City Council's Homelessness Strategy 2019-2022 aims to tackle the pressing issue of homelessness in New Zealand, particularly affecting tangata whenua in Aotearoa. MEA conducted a comprehensive review of the Strategy by assessing its implementation and identifying areas for improvement through a range of interviews with delivery partners and those affected by homelessness in 2023. This strategy refresh will help guide Council investment and priorities for the next 5-10 years.

MEA conducted a comprehensive review of Hutt City Council's Homelessness Strategy 2019-2022, focusing on its implementation and improvement areas to address the pressing issue of homelessness, especially impacting tangata whenua in the region.

Homelessness in New Zealand is a pressing issue, especially for tangata whenua in Hutt City Council's jurisdiction. To combat this, the Council introduced a Homelessness Strategy 2019-2022, with a $1.6 million annual investment in a 24-point Action Plan.

To ensure its effectiveness, MEA initiated a thorough review in March 2023. This review aimed to assess the strategy's implementation, uncover challenges, and identify gaps in processes and practices. The report included insights from contracted providers, interviews with affected whānau, and feedback from organisations and key workers. It also outlined the methodology used for the Action Plan review, including indicator development and information sources. MEA's efforts aim to inform targeted solutions and foster collaboration to address homelessness effectively.

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