Posts Tagged ‘Emergency housing’

Emergency accommodation support services lack a ‘moral failure’ by government

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

A social housing provider is demanding the government provide full wrap-around support to everyone living in emergency accommodation. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today indicated on Morning Report a commitment to ramping up support for those living in motels. Demand for emergency accommodation has exploded in recent years with the government now spending nearly a million Read more

Govt urged to fix emergency housing crisis after criticism from Minister Davidson

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Our emergency housing situation seems to be at breaking point and the Government is being told to do more to solve the crisis. Green Party co-leader and associate housing minister Marama Davidson has come out saying some of our emergency housing is inhumane. She also says the way money is handed out to hotels, with Read more

‘More than a crisis’ – Emergency housing group calls for urgent action

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Emergency housing group Monte Cecilia Trust’s Bernie Smith says the Government promised “transformational change,” but that hasn’t happened. Instead, the housing crisis has worsened. “At the moment we’re getting 20 to 30 calls per day. A year ago, it was 10 to 15 calls per week,” he told TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning. “A year ago, Read more