Responding to Homelessness Among Rural Whānau in Northland

Author: Toa Faneva, Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa
Publication Date: September 2016
Published by: Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

Homelessness remains hidden in our rural communities as the government focusses on the more visible and rising levels of homelessness in the urban centres. In this paper Toa Faneva, CEO of Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa, an Iwi authority based in Kaeo in the Far North, outlines the Rūnanga's approach to addressing rural homelessness through its Housing Strategy and 'Kāinga Ora' approach.

This article features in the September 2016 edition of Parity Magazine, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons, Victoria’s peak homelessness advocacy body. This special joint edition of Parity, 'Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and New Zealand' is dedicated to the examination and discussion of the various policy and practice responses to Indigenous homelessness in Australia and New Zealand.