Leonie Freeman: Will Labour’s new homeless announcement bring any change?

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Sat, 15 Feb 2020, 3:15PM

Leonie Freeman: Will Labour’s new homeless announcement bring any change?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 15 Feb 2020, 3:15PM

The Government has announced a massive new funding package for emergency housing that includes 1000 extra places for homeless families and individuals.

The $300 million package released this morning aimed to reduce the use of motels as emergency accommodation, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

It also required those using emergency housing to start paying rent for the first time, but at maximum rate of 25 per cent of their income.

The rest of the funding would be directed at measures to prevent homelessness.

Leonie Freeman, CEO of the Property Council joined The One Roof Radio Show on The Weekend Collective to talk about the announcement!

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