Government gives $100million to help homeless

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The New Zealand Government has announced a $100 million plan to combat homelessness.
The plan includes $37 million to increase housing supply, and $63.4 million to house and support more than 1450 of New Zealand’s homeless over the next four years.
“We’re pulling out all the stops to support people in need and urgently increase housing supply this winter,” Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.
The Government is concerned that the colder winter temperatures will result in increased pressure on the housing sector.
The Housing First programme aims to support chronically homeless people or those who are homeless with multiple, complex issues such as mental health and substance abuse.

29 Responses

  1. This is a really good article about homeless but it is sad that the homeless are homeless.

  2. I think every New Zealander should be given a free education and that would reduce both homelessness and crime rates.

  3. Yay im so glad i wont have to go past and feel really guilty about not having any money

  4. I think that this is a great idea, I just hope that this doesn’t raise taxes and all of that sort of area any higher, I hope that the government stays strong and actually does this plan! it’s a lot of money to be spending, but its worth it! will this attract more tourism?

  5. Really nice to give them that money and really sorry for homeless people.

  6. I think that’s a great idea especially because winter is coming and that the homeless will no longer be homeless and be happy

  7. Feel really sad! but this a good article. Feel bad for the HOMELESS people
    _arnav 🙂

  8. Once I heard in a book this person says if we give homeless people money they won’t be homeless anymore????

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