19 Jul 2023

Weather battered homeowners to get weekly payments from government

From Checkpoint, 5:11 pm on 19 July 2023

Displaced homeowners affected by this year's weather events will receive weekly payments, to help with temporary housing, while the future of their flood-damaged homes is still uncertain.

Auckland minister Carmel Sepuloni announced an interim payment to support those who've moved into rental properties and have been relying on insurance payments to cover their rent.

The fund will be available from September and will help cover rent costs when insurance payments run out.

Rayssa Almeida has more.