Silverfern Property Services (SPS), which received nearly $15 million to house the homeless, now owes the government tens of thousands of dollars in wage subsidies and tax payments, RNZ reports. The defunct Auckland company went into liquidation in May, after receiving more money than any other emergency housing provider in the country. The Auditor General is investigating MSD’s use of private rentals, which is estimated to have seen $38m handed out between November 2017 and June 2020.
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