As Housing Prices Soar, New Zealand Tackles a Surge in Homelessness
New Zealand has the highest homelessness rate among the wealthy nations
that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a
Yale University study
found last year, though it noted that definitions of homelessness vary
by country. Social workers here say the country’s homeless — 1 percent of the population, according to a comprehensive study from a New Zealand university — increasingly include people with jobs.