The government of New Zealand wants to end homelessness in that country’s capital city through a pilot that aims to get more than 400 people off the streets of Auckland.

It has teamed up with Auckland Council and community social housing providers on a two-year pilot that has the lofty goal of ending homelessness in greater Auckland. The Housing First Auckland pilot is already up and running but is being officially launched today by Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

It aims to help 472 chronically homeless people find accommodation over two years. Read more at the New Zealand Herald online: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11823445