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Easter Fun at Luke Street

Easter Fun at Luke Street

A good news story from Karen, our Team Leader at Luke Street Housing. In the week leading up to Easter, I visited the whānau who are a part of our Luke Street homes. To try and break the humdrum of lockdown, I arranged a colouring-in competition...

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Homeless During Covid-19

Homeless During Covid-19

One vulnerable group within society that could be forgotten in times of crisis are the homeless. Recognising the urgent need to make shelter available during Covid-19 for those who are currently unhoused has led the Government to turn to community...

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Housing Rosie and Grant*

Housing Rosie and Grant*

As an Essential Service, during this lockdown time the VisionWest Housing team has been focussed on providing emergency accommodation for those needing housing, such as people who have been rough sleeping, and those who require rehousing. During...

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Four beautiful homes for whānau

Four beautiful homes for whānau

On a bright and sunny morning this week we had the privilege of blessing the final four VisionWest houses in a new-build development in West Auckland. These are the last of 20 houses built for VisionWest whānau in this lovely new subdivision which...

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Sleepless in September 2019

Sleepless in September 2019

Making space for a brighter future! “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” - Desmond Tutu Over 11,000 kids across New Zealand are homeless. ‘Lost...

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VisionWest hosts national Housing First announcement

VisionWest hosts national Housing First announcement

On Sunday the 12th May, the Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Urban Development were hosted at VisionWest Community Trust at Glen Eden Baptist Church. The event was the announcement of a landmark investment in the ongoing growth of the...

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Providing Homes through Community Housing

Providing Homes through Community Housing

VisionWest’s Community Housing is different. It’s about providing homes. Whether it’s emergency accommodation, housing for the chronically homeless, or long-term or transitional solutions, we work to provide homes for those who need them. The homes...

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Housing First Press Release

Housing First Press Release

The Government’s announcement to increase investment in Housing First services across New Zealand is positive news for the 1,450 people and families who will benefit from this funding. Speaking on behalf of the collective (Auckland City Mission...

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Current State of NZ’s Housing Market

Current State of NZ’s Housing Market

This week the government released “A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing” February 2018 authored by Alan Johnson, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Shamubeel Eaqub. This report details the current state of housing markets and the housing system in New...

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A path out of homelessness

A path out of homelessness

Prior to lockdown, Damon* had been sleeping rough for a long time. His sister had noticed his declining health and wellbeing and became so concerned that she urged him to visit Visionwest. The...