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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.
Reporter Katie Bradford met with Christine Hall, LinkPeople and Haehaetu Barrett, Lifewise to find out more about the recent street count in Rotorua, as Government announces it is working on a plan for a national count.
LinkPeople has housed more than 40 rough sleepers in South Auckland as part of the Housing First Auckland collective. Reporter Chris Harrowell found out more.
On 26 February, a one-night count of Rotorua's homeless has found 48 people sleeping rough. Reporter Zizi Sparks interviewed Lifewise, LinkPeople and the Ministry of Social Development to find out more.
LinkPeople, Pathways and Trust House are working collaboratively to provide a supported accommodation service for people experiencing mental illness. Hon Jenny Salesa officially opened the service on 7 March.
On Monday 26 February, local Rotorua agencies and community members conducted a count of rough sleepers in Rotorua. Already we are seeing a collaborative approach to ending homelessness.