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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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Operational changes in response to COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Operational changes in response to COVID-19 Alert Level 2

On Monday, 18 May most of our team will begin a staggered return back to our offices in Hamilton and Tauranga after working from home for the past eight weeks. To ensure everyone’s safety, we are rearranging our office layouts to ensure physical distancing between...

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Operational changes in response to COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Operational changes in response to COVID-19 Alert Level 3

As we move to Alert Level 3 on 28 April 2020, The People's Project offices will remain closed. We continue to operate our service as we have for the past five weeks under Alert Level 4. Our priority is providing wrap-around support to our housed Housing First clients...

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Unite against COVID-19: We are at Alert Level 1

Our service is open but entry to our offices is by appointment only. Please use our FREEPHONE numbers and call us before coming to our offices. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or 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 Government has now made it a requirement to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You will be asked to observe physical distancing in our offices and may be asked to wear a face mask (which we will provide). Thank you.