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Auckland moving grants boosted

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/12/2016
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More money will be granted to help people move out of Auckland after 150 households took up the offer of support.

The $5000 grant programme was introduced in June to help those who wanted to leave the city and its high cost of living but could not afford to.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said an extra $1.95 million would be allocated to help a further 250 households make the move.

Since June 150 households have already taken up the offer including 65 who moved out of emergency or insecure accommodation into improved living arrangements, she said.

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