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Theresa and Bayley

Theresa* and her daughter Bayley* were in desperate need of support to find affordable housing.

Complications had forced them to hand in their notice at their rental property, and they had 21 days to find another home and move.

With no rental references and a credit rating issue, they needed to find a home fast and their options were running out.

They heard about The People’s Project and decided to go into the office to ask for help.

It was a turning point for this small family.

“Not only did The People’s Project help us find the perfect two-bedroom house in a good, safe environment, they also provided transport to the viewings, support with Work and Income appointments and transport to those appointments,” Theresa said.

“On top of all this, they gave us ongoing support after we moved in. Always friendly and professional, everything worked out great. I really don’t know what we would have done without you guys so, thank you, thank you, thank you.

“It’s heart-warming to know there is support for the homeless in Hamilton City.”

*Pseudonyms have been used in this story. 

Unite against COVID-19: We are now under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).

People experiencing homelessness can still phone us in HAMILTON on 0800 437 348 or TAURANGA on 0800 198 010 for advice and support. Gentle reminder that masks are mandatory and social distancing, sanitising, COVID tracer app or recorded visit are required for office visits.