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Our stories

Keep up with news and stories about the work we’re doing to help people in our communities.

Funding boost for Housing First

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.

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Hope is the reason I do my job

Hope is the reason I do my job

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.

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Homeless man gets house after 26 years living rough

Homeless man gets house after 26 years living rough

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.

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Unite against COVID-19 - New Zealand is on Alert Level 1

LinkPeople is open, with hygiene protocols and contact tracing at our offices. Please phone ahead on 0800 932 432. If you have a runny nose, a sore throat or a cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared.