May 4, 2018
New Zealand’s government has vowed to get the country’s entire homeless population off the streets before winter hits the country next month.
“We’re pulling out all the stops to make sure that no one needs to be without shelter or living in a car this winter,” New Zealand Housing Minister Phil Twyford told As It Happens host Carol Off.
“The country’s been shocked, I think, by the scale of homelessness, particularly over the last couple winters.”
Housing and poverty are the two most pressing concerns for New Zealanders, a recent Ipsos poll found, reports the New Zealand Herald.