High cost of emergency housing special needs grant

Feb 27, 2017 | News

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Newshub interviewed Prime Minister, Bill English on the budget blow out here.

Community Housing Aotearoa chief executive Scott Figenshow commented to Radio New Zealand that there was a lack of information about the demand for emergency housing, social housing and affordable housing.

“We’re learning about what that number is [of people not in housing], by the high numbers of people coming forward seeking the grant assistance.

“So, in some way, it’s no surprise that these figures are at higher substantial rates than what is budgeted for.”

The government said it was gathering more information and would soon publish a detailed evaluation of long-term social housing.

See this news post here.

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