Funding for emergency housing aims to get people out of motels

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 2:19PM

Funding for emergency housing aims to get people out of motels

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 2:19PM

A $300 million boost for emergency housing aims to get people out of motels.

A thousand new transitional houses will be ready by the end of the year as part of the government initiative.

Housing Minister Megan Woods told Kate Hawkesby those who do stay in motels for more than a week will have to pay 25 percent for it.

She says this is to even the playing field.

"It's not just about getting people out of motels, it's also about support around people so they can be moved through emergency housing and ultimately into long-term rentals."

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