The study is part of a five-year research programme on the delivery and outcomes achieved by using HF in Aotearoa, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. He Kainga Oranga has partnered with the People’s Project and Waikato University to establish the programme.

The transferability of HF as a concept and programme, requires a statement of principles and case studies on the initial implementation of HF. We have used qualitative case study methodology to describe and compare HF’s implementation in Hamilton, Auckland, and Wellington. The topic is explored from the perspective of service providers implementing HF programmes and key people working in government and community organisations with a role in addressing homelessness. Results have been analysed in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Aotearoa’s macro and meso level, policy and service delivery environment, and progress to address homelessness. Study findings are compared with findings HF’s initial implementation internationally.

Clare Aspinall is a PhD student researching this. Clare has research interests in homelessness, housing adequacy and equity, emergency and temporary housing issues, and effective ways to address and prevent homelessness in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She previously spent 13 years as a public health advisor with Regional Public Health specialising in housing and homelessness. She was a founding member and co-chair of the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness. She is the Vice Chair of Dwell Housing Trust and has 16 years of governance experience in the Community Housing sector. For her Masters of Public Health she researched the boarding houses in the Wellington region. Anyone can live in a boarding house, can’t they? The advantages and disadvantages of boarding houses.