Jacqueline Paul; Maia Ratana
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
This scoping report draws attention to youth homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Homelessness is on the rise in Aotearoa New Zealand, with half of those experiencing homelessness under the age of 25. Internationally, youth homelessness is well documented, but the local context lacks data and literature. In order to contribute to the growing body of knowledge about youth housing and youth homelessness in Aotearoa, this report analyses relevant academic and policy literature. The research finds that Māori young people and children are experiencing some of the worst housing deprivation in Aotearoa, with homelessness the result of structural issues.
Other reports associated with this research
Paul, J. (2018). 2018 Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Urban Wellbeing: Shaping Places: Future Neighbourhoods, 16pgs. Wellington: BBHTC.
Paul, J. (2022). A critical review of Rangatahi Māori and housing policy. Working Paper for Urban intergenerational Kāinga Innovations (UIKI) research programme. October 2022, 24pgs. Auckland: BBHTC.
Articles associated with this research – Karere Tūhono
Media Release: Māori researchers shed light on severity of youth homelessness
12 October 2022: Half of those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa are under the age of 25 and new research has identified key contributing factors to the ongoing crisis. Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, Unitec’s Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous Research Centre in collaboration with Manaaki Rangatahi ki Tāmaki Makaurau Youth Homelessness Collective have released a research report exposing a severe lack of reliable data, services, resources, and funding targeting youth homelessness. >> Read More
Video: Māori researchers highlight severity of youth homelessness
31 October 2022: Māori researchers highlight severity of youth homelessness
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Wellbeing, homelessness, youth homelessness, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, rangatahi, youth, social support
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
Paul, J. & Ratana, M. (2022). Youth homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Scoping report for Manaaki Rangatahi ki Tāmaki Makaurau Youth Homelessness Collective, 56pgs. Auckland: Ngā Wai a te Tūī Māori & Indigenous Research Centre. ISBN 978-0-473-62560-3.