Lifewise is an organisation that helps people out of homelessness by providing stable housing and wrap-around support for issues like addiction, mental health, and disability.
Their program Housing First houses nearly 500 people across Aotearoa, and has a retention rate of over 90%.
Lifewise is calling on the government to form a ten-year plan that will help address the housing shortage and alleviate homelessness.
Arno spoke to Lifewise COO Ann-Marie Searchfield to find out more.
Arno then spoke to The Salvation Army director Ian Hutson.
The Salvation Army provides emergency, transitional and social housing across New Zealand.
They recently met with several parties to iron down a plan to build more state houses.