Telling people they’re ineligible “not necessarily bad”

Quote of the day:

The Rev Dennis Povey, who recently completed another report into poverty in Dunedin for Presbyterian Support, said telling people clearly they were no longer eligible for a state house was not necessarily a bad thing.

Presbyterian Support staff had been helping clients through the change by examining their budgets, ensuring they received accommodation supplements, and showing them they might be able to afford a private rental, he said. From Policy accepted: fewer apply for state houses.

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