10 Jul 2018

4000 housed since govt's $100m homelessness plan launched

From Morning Report, 8:29 am on 10 July 2018

The government says it's housed nearly 4000 people since it launched its $100 million plan to tackle homelessness. The policy was launched at the beginning of May and the Ministry of Social Development says during that month, it housed 3,500 households in immediate need and put another 500 people into long-term homes. That's a combination of transitional housing run by social services, emergency housing such as motels and state housing. The Ministry of Social Development's deputy chief executive for housing Scott Gallacher talks to Gyles Beckford.