Our work during Covid-19

At the beginning of the nationwide Level 4 lockdown in March 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development issued a directive to accommodate all homeless people in Christchurch. Over the next 14-weeks, Housing First Ōtautahi assisted 68 kaewa off the streets and into temporary motel accommodation.

This research report, conducted by Ihi Research, observes that the Housing First Ōtautahi response to Covid-19 was rapid, adaptive and successful. Ihi Research observes that this situation provided an opportunity for Housing First to demonstrate that ‘accommodate first and work through complexities once housed’ works.

Housing First Ihi Research Report

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