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Homelessness costs us dearly, so let’s end it

Homelessness costs us dearly, so let’s end it

Homelessness already costs us dearly as a nation, and not just fiscally. Based on overseas evidence, Otago University researcher Dr Nevil Pierce has estimated it costs New Zealand taxpayers around $65,000 a year,

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Severe housing deprivation in Aotearoa New Zealand

Severe housing deprivation in Aotearoa New Zealand

Researchers from the University of Otago's He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme have released a new report about severe housing deprivation, or homelessness, in Aotearoa New Zealand. This research is based on analysis of 2018 Census data and...

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Sunlive.co.nz – Crisis creates real homes

Sunlive.co.nz – Crisis creates real homes

The People’s Project has housed about 54 individuals in Tauranga motel units since alert level 4 lockdown.  Service manager Simone Cuers says despite the dreadful impact of the COVID-19 crisis here and globally, it has been a “game-changer” for the homeless community...

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COVID-19: The People's Project is operating at Alert Level 1

We are open, but our office remains closed to 'walk ins'. You will need an appointment, so please phone us first before you head into our office. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or in TAURANGA phone 0800 198 010. If you have a runny nose, sore throat or cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared by a doctor. The Ministry of Health encourages people to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You may be asked to wear a face mask or covering in our office. Thank you.