Why be homeless?
Accommodation options for the Auckland discarded, disenfranchised and disheartened are limited and secure locker space prohibitively expensive, unavailable or untenable.
Not many, if any, leaseholders want to take on an unemployed, dysfunctional or otherwise undesirable flatmate.
Numerous street people have mental health issues, drug and alcohol addictions, poor literacy and a lack of basic social skills.
Many others don’t.
Some streeties are postgraduate students, former professionals, academics, artists and idealists.