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6 July 2018

Up to 76 South Auckland families each year will benefit from 19 brand new homes in Manurewa that opened as transitional housing today [Friday, 6 July].

8 June 2018

Today the Minister of Housing and Urban Development announced Cabinet accepted a paper proposing the establishment of a new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

17 May 2018

As part of Budget 2018 the Government has allocated $26 million in funding over four years to expand the Limited Services Volunteer Programme (LSV).

17 May 2018

The Government’s Budget 2018 housing package will see Housing New Zealand and community housing providers delivering thousands more public houses and supporting more people in urgent need of housing. And, the Government has allocated $26 million in funding over four years to expand the Limited Services Volunteer Programme (LSV).

15 May 2018

More than $1.9 million in funding has been confirmed for the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

11 May 2018

The Housing First programme will expand to support homeless people in Rotorua, Whangarei, Northland, Nelson, Blenheim, Napier and Hastings.

9 May 2018

The Government has allocated $76.157 million of additional funding over four years to support the stabilisation and strengthening of MSD-funded family violence services for victims, perpetrators and their families.

7 May 2018

Ministry of Social Development has today declared a seasonal labour shortage across the Bay of Plenty.  An additional 1,200 people are needed in the region to pick and pack an extra 20 million trays of kiwifruit this season.

4 May 2018

The Government has announced over $100m in support to tackle homelessness, and support people in urgent need this winter.

20 April 2018

Some clients would have been better off getting Temporary Additional Support.