CHA member Emerge Aotearoa will provide 30 places for individuals or families, for a stay of up to 12 weeks.
“This means we can house at least a further 120 people each year, including parents with children, on top of the emergency housing that is already available with other community organisations,” says Mrs Bennett.
“Homelessness is a complex issue, with the actual accommodation being only one piece of the broader puzzle of a vulnerable person’s needs.
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Further announcements about a more long-term funding model for the emergency housing sector nationwide will be made in the next few months.