Emergency housing: Government not making changes until next year despite growing safety concerns

A NZ Herald article.

The Government has no plans to make any substantial improvements to emergency housing outside of Rotorua until next year.

There are ongoing concerns about the safety of some motels amid reports of increasing levels of family harm, violence and crime, particularly for whānau with children, housed in some cases alongside drug dealers and gang members.

The latest figures show there were about 4500 children in emergency accommodation in September.

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