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Housing First – the model that prioritises permanent housing outcomes –recently received almost $200M from the government in a special Mothers’ Day announcement. The funding injection will pay for an additional 1,044 places in the programme, bringing the total number of people supported across the country to 2,700 over the next four years.
Wendy Baikie is a LinkPeople housing case worker based in Taranaki. Wendy shares the story of how she supported her client Hope* find a new house. This story has been shared with the permission of Wendy and Hope.
Rimaati Kaipo spent 26 years in and out of emergency accommodation and shared the pavement with a large group of rough sleepers. It wasn't until LinkPeople housing case worker Simmy Williams got involved and started talking to Mr Kaipo that something changed. Now, he finally has a place of his own.
Chris Harrowell met with Rami Alrudaini to find out more about Housing First in South Auckland and the upcoming Auckland's Homeless Count - announced recently by Housing First project manager Fiona Hamilton and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
Government has announced a $100 million investment to tackle homelessness, including $63 million for Housing First services across the country, over four years.
Project lead Julie Nelson said the Government's announcement this morning to increase investment in Housing First services is positive news for the 1,450 people who will benefit from this funding.