Emergency housing providers: benefitting from the misery of others

Emergency housing providers: benefitting from the misery of others
The Camelot motel on Hamilton's Ulster St. (Image: Supplied)
Maria Slade
Murray Jones
A Hamilton-based motel group is the country’s top emergency housing provider, having received more than $100 million in grants in six years.In total, eight ownership groups received 42% of the $599m allocated in special needs grants to the top 50 emergency housing accommodation providers between January 2018 and March 2024.This concentration of spending with a small pool of suppliers has emerged following a BusinessDesk analysis of Ministry of Social Development (MSD) data released under the Official Information Act (OIA) over several yea...

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