There are 1300 more households in public housing than a year ago, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.
Latest figures from the Public Housing Quarterly Report show that the Government is pulling out all the stops to house and support people in the face of the housing crisis, Phil Twyford said.
“In the September quarter, we increased the number of public housing tenancies by 451. We also made 244 more transitional housing places available and housed 1,721 households from public housing waiting list.
“There are also 413 homeless people or families now in stable housing through the Housing First programme in Auckland, Christchurch and Tauranga.
“At the same time, we’re seeing more people coming forward for help, which is particularly telling, considering we made 1,742 additional public housing, transitional housing and Housing First places available for people in need this winter.
“The continuing demand for public housing and other housing support shows that it’s going to take a concerted effort over many years to end homelessness. The housing crisis was created over a decade and isn’t going to be fixed overnight.
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