Labour is planning to charge people in emergency housing 25% of their income, if re-elected in October. The CEO of the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust says it's fair, but families need assistance when it comes to budgeting and 100% wraparound support.
Catholic emergency housing providers in Auckland are struggling to cope with increased demand for shelter as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on employment.
Cross-party backing for community-led initiatives to solve New Zealand’s housing crisis has been welcomed by Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Chair Bernie Smith.
The community housing sector is ready and waiting to construct nearly 3000 homes but desperately needs public cash to get building.
Community housing providers are calling on the Government to support both the homeless and the construction sector with permanent housing for the thousands of homeless.