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Lack of glbti emergency housing raised

Tue 2 Dec 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Auckland Council has expressed concern about the lack of emergency housing for glbti people. It’s mentioned in a briefing to the new Government, in which the Council is asking for more help as it tries to deal with the growing issue of homelessness and the need for emergency housing. “There is a serious lack of emergency housing in Auckland, especially for women, young people and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people,” the Council says. “This gap must be filled, to ensure adequate emergency housing across all population groups.” It says more urgent, multi-agency collaboration is required. Councillor Cathy Casey, who is the chair of the Community Development and Safety Committee, says young people are especially vulnerable and she worries that more youth will fall through the cracks and end up on the street. "This is a social issue, not a crime. We are talking about society’s most vulnerable who are often trapped in poverty, addiction and deprivation."     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 - 3:43pm

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