Ending Homelessness in New Zealand – Final Report of the Cross-Party Inquiry on Homelessness

Labour, the Green Party and the Māori Party are calling on the Government to take action against homelessness in New Zealand, following a cross-party inquiry.

The Inquiry received hundreds of written and oral submissions from around New Zealand, which have been brought together into one report along with a set of 20 recommendations.

Notable recommendations include:

  • Rolling out Housing First as the primary response to severe homelessness.
  • Increasing the state housing stock.
  • Introducing systemic fix to the housing crisis: Build more affordable houses, reduce the cost of building a home, and tackle speculation in the property market.
  • Creating a national strategy to end homelessness.