Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness tonight
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.
This evening the Mayor will open the Auckland Conversations event, “Homelessness in Auckland”. The keynote speaker is Dr Sam Tsemberis, the founder of Pathways to Housing in New York, and designer of the consumer-driven evidence based Housing First model.
Homelessness in Auckland will be discussed on stage by the following panelists:
Dr Sam Tsemberis – founder, Pathways To Housing
Viv Beck - Chief Executive, Heart of the City
Rau Hoskins - Chairperson, Te Matapihi
Moira Lawler - Chief Executive, Lifewise
Graham Bodman - General Manager; Arts, Community and Events, Auckland Council
Auckland Conversations, “Homelessness in Auckland”, 23 March 2017
Location: Lower NZI, AOTEA Centre, Auckland city centre
5.00pm - Doors open
5.30pm - Conversation starts
7.00pm - Event finishes
The event will also be livestreaming from 5.30pm: https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/welcome
Auckland Council is proud to be working with Heart of the City and partnering with central government and the Auckland Housing First Collective to bring Housing First to Auckland in 2017.