Support provided to people experiecing homeless/rough sleepers during level 4 lockdowns

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From: Ti Lamusse

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I am interested in finding out about the support provided to people experiencing homelessness and rough sleepers (people sleeping on the street/parks) during level 4 lockdowns.

1) What additional support was provided to rough sleepers and other homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2020?
2) What what was the rationale for providing (or not) this additional support?
3) How much money was spent by MSD on additional support for homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2020?
4) What additional support was provided to rough sleepers and other homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2021?
5) How did the support provided differ from the previous level 4 lockdown?
6) What what was the rationale for providing (or not) this additional support? If this support differed from 2020, what was the rationale for the different support?
7) How much money was spent by MSD on additional support for homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Ti Lamusse

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Ti Lamusse,

 

Thank you for your email received 30 September 2021, under the Official
Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate
officials at National Office to respond. 

 

The Ministry is focussing its resources on supporting New Zealanders
through COVID-19 by administering welfare support during this
unprecedented time.  Resources within our business units, where
information for OIA requests is drawn from, is limited or unavailable. 
Staff have been redeployed to assist the frontline with the processing of
welfare payments. As such, there may be a delay in you receiving a
response from the Ministry.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

 

Ngā manaakitanga,

 

Official and Parliamentary Information Team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

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We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and
independent
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From: Celia Clarke
Ministry of Social Development

Dear Ti Lamusse

 

On 30 September 2021 you emailed the Ministry of Social Development (the
Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982, the
following information:

1) What additional support was provided to rough sleepers and other
homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2020?

2) What was the rationale for providing (or not) this additional support?

3) How much money was spent by MSD on additional support for homeless
people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2020?

4) What additional support was provided to rough sleepers and other
homeless people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2021?

5) How did the support provided differ from the previous level 4 lockdown?

6) What was the rationale for providing (or not) this additional support?
If this support differed from 2020, what was the rationale for the
different support?

7) How much money was spent by MSD on additional support for homeless
people in response to the level 4 lockdown in 2021?

 

We have transferred part of your request to the Ministry of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD). Part of the information to which your request
relates to the support provided to people experiencing homelessness/ rough
sleeping during level 4 lockdowns is believed to be more closely connected
with the functions of HUD. In these circumstances, we are required by
section 14 of the OIA to transfer part your request.

 

Please note that according to sections 14 and 15(1) of the Official
Information Act, the 20-working day response period is reset by the
transfer and starts again on the day HUD receives the transfer
notification. The Ministry notified HUD of the transfer today.

 

You will hear further from HUD concerning that part of your request. You
can contact HUD on [1][email address] If you have any questions.

 

Yours sincerely

Celia Clarke

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

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