July 06, 2021
Hostel changes stripes to take in homeless
Wellington City Mission today opened an emergency housing complex that can accommodate up to 100 individuals and whānau.
The Government is contributing about $15 million over 3 years to support Te Pā Pori, which is in the former Wild Zebra Backpackers lodge on Tory Street.
Homeless Minister Marama Davidson says the Government needs to balance the long-term goal of increasing public housing supply with the imperative to provide immediate support to whanau and individuals who find themselves without a home.
She says being homeless can strip people of dignity and hope, and having a safe and secure place to stay while the right support services are available is crucial to ensuring people can transition to long term suitable housing.
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