An Aotearoa/New Zealand without homelessness
Te Kaupapa Mātāmua/Mission Statement
To promote a society with adequate support services where all people can have a place they can call home which operates within a Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi relationship framework.
Ngā Mātāpono/Our Values
The Coalition believes every person has the right to an adequate standard of living and housing to ensure their health and the health of their family. Everyone, regardless of income or economic resource, is entitled to this right, without distinction, exclusion or restriction based on any specific characteristic such as race, religion, age, [dis]ability, or gender. Owing to a range of circumstances and barriers, people who are homeless are excluded from these fundamental rights.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
The Coalition embraces Te Ao Māori by incorporating tangata whenua values when developing solutions for Māori who experience homelessness. The Coalitions’ commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi is depicted in its Komiti Whakahaere which operates under the Tiriti/Treaty relationship model recognising the rightful place of Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa and the relationship with Government.
- Promote a national understanding of homelessness, including agreement on, and the use of, a common definition and an understanding of how homelessness affects people.
- Promote cooperation between Government agencies, local Authorities, Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Organizations (“the Sector”) at national, regional and local levels, including rural communities, to develop integrated services and prevent homelessness through meeting the individual needs of homeless people.
- Promote best practice models for service delivery to people who are homeless across all Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations, including Māori models of practice which meet the diverse needs of tangata whenua.
- Promote ethical and culturally appropriate research in the development of knowledge on issues and trends relating to homelessness.
- Deliver robust policy advice to the Sector, central and local government and ensure accurate and regionally diverse information is available to decision makers and service providers