Housing

Our Housing Specialist will work closely with the person to identify where they want to live and their specific housing needs (eg: type, size, proximity to services etc). A number of Community Housing Providers in Christchurch have expressed interest in contributing housing options to people being supported by the Housing First service. They include the Otautahi Community Housing Trust, Comcare, Emerge Aotearoa, Christchurch Methodist Mission and Vision West. 

The local office of Housing New Zealand is also committed to the initiative.

In most situations, one or two bedroom properties  will be sought for individuals. However housing options will also be explored that are better suited to collective cultures and others who do not want to live in individual houses/flats.

 

Journey from homelessness to stable housing

Homeless

OUTREACH AND ON-GOING ENGAGEMENT

Housing First providers out reach to homeless people in their communities, build relationships and start working with them to find a home and offer support services.

HOUSING - FROM FIRST RESPONSE TO A STABLE HOME

Housing is offered with no readiness conditions such as psychiatric treatment or sobriety – only a willingness to engage and be in housing. Housing First providers quickly find warm, secure housing for people – either private rentals or social housing – and manage the tenancies and properties.

INDIVIDUAL, PROACTIVE, LONG-TERM SUPPORT

People have choices about the housing and support they need, so that it’s right for them.

Person-driven: Support is tailored for each person, flexible and ongoing as long as needed. Housing First providers link across sectors and services to meet the full range of a person’s needs.

POSITIVE STEPS AND CONNECTION

Recovery focused: Holistic support helps people get their lives back, reducing harmful behaviour and encouraging positive steps towards wellbeing. Community, social and whānau connection: People are encouraged and supported to be part of their communities, to set goals and connect with whānau, support networks, social activities, education or employment.

Stable Housing with Support

Comcare Trust
Te Whare Roimata
Emerge Aotearoa
Christchurch City Mission
Otautahi
Christchurch Methodist Church