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Govt: Supporting whānau out of emergency housing

May 03, 2024 at 3:09 PM

Beehive Press Release – https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/supporting-wh%C4%81nau-out-emergency-housing

Whānau with tamariki growing up in emergency housing motels will be prioritised for social housing starting this week, says Associate Housing Minister Tama Potaka.

“Giving these whānau a better opportunity to build healthy stable lives for themselves and future generations is an essential part of the Government’s goal of reducing the number of households in emergency housing by 75 per cent by 2030,” Mr Potaka says.

From 30 April, the Ministry of Social Development will prioritise whānau with dependent tamariki who have been in emergency housing for longer than 12 weeks to the top of the social housing waitlist.

In December 2023, about 3100 households and 3186 tamariki were in emergency housing. About 60 per cent were in it for over 12 weeks.

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