It is difficult to quantify the number of women who are homeless in New Zealand. Homelessness means much more than just living on the street – it can mean being unsafe, having an insecure tenancy, being inadequately or inappropriately housed or having nowhere to call your own. Hidden homelessness is often as a problem because of this difficulty. However, it is temporary or long term situation for many women.
Debbie Hager. Homeworks Trust, Auckland.