October 09, 2018
Record effort for winter homeless
The Government has exceeded its target to have 1,500 additional places for the homeless this winter.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says the Ministry of Social Development, in partnership with community housing providers, found more than 1700 places through 684 transitional housing places and 1047 additional public housing tenancies.
There were 33 homeless people and whanau put into permanent homes under the housing first scheme, and members of the public, private landlords, NGOs, iwi and developers came forward with 380 offers of housing.
Record numbers of people came forward for help, and planning has already started for winter 2019.
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