One of the government’s own ministers has condemned some emergency housing as “inhumane”, while taking aim at a system allowing moteliers to turn a quick buck at the expense of safety and a decent place to live, RNZ reveals. According to Green Party co-leader and Associate Housing Minister, Marama Davidson, some people are living in “inhumane, undignified situations” and the way money is handed out to motels and other providers – with no strings attached – is “unacceptable.” Meanwhile, spending on emergency housing keeps rising, with $1 million a day being spent and expectations of 170,000 grants needed for this year and next.
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