It is encouraging that some provision has been made to address the plight of the poorest and most vulnerable New Zealanders in the 2015 Budget.
The Salvation Army supports the Government’s decision to make state land available for building affordable housing in Auckland.
Living in regional areas such as Northland and Gisborne often means you get a “bad deal”, says The Salvation Army.
Housing insecurity and overcrowded housing is no longer a problem confined to Auckland and Christchurch, says The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
The Salvation Army is calling on its supporters to donate to World Vision’s appeal.
Housing supply and affordability are not being tackled with enough speed and concentration, The Salvation Army claims in its 2015 State of the Nation report “A Mountain All Can Climb”.
Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased.
The Salvation Army is pleased Prime Minister John Key has indicated that his newly elected Government will give greater emphasis to the elimination of Child Poverty in New Zealand.