9 May 2016

Emergency housing funding 'user pays'

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 9 May 2016

The Government will put 41.1 million dollars over four years towards emergency housing. The Social Development Minister, Paula Bennett, made the announcement at the Wellington Night Shelter this morning ahead of the government's budget later this month. She says the money will go towards an additional 3000 places in homeless shelters nationwide. RNZ's reporter, Catherine Hutton, explains what the announcement means.