Coalition To End Homelessness Conference (Wed 21st of Feb, 2018)
New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness
• The New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) is an incorporated society that works towards ending
homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand.
• NZCEH’s mission is to promote a society with adequate support services where all people can have a place they
can call home while operating within a Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi relationship framework. NZCEH believes
every person has the right to an adequate standard of living and housing to ensure their health and the health of their
• Everyone, regardless of income or economic resource, is entitled to this right, without distinction, exclusion
or restriction on the basis of any specific characteristic such as race, religion, age, [dis]ability, or gender. Owing
to a range of circumstances and barriers, people who are homeless are excluded from these fundamental rights.
• NZCEH recognises Te Ao Maori when considering Maori who experience homelessness and acknowledges the need to
incorporate tangata whenua values in developing solutions. The work of NZCEH is also based on taking a holistic view of
homelessness and the solutions required to tackle homelessness.