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Children and young people have what they need

Status: 
Ongoing
Lead agency: 
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Timeframe: 
From Budget 2018

Transitional housing provides short-term housing for up to 12 weeks for people with immediate housing needs, along with support to help them find long-term homes. Transitional housing places are managed by specialist providers who are skilled in providing social support services, tenancy-related support, and managing properties and tenancies.

Boosts in funding from the 2018/19 Budgets has increased the number of transitional housing places available, with a net increase of 327 places (total available 3,116) between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020, the total number of transitional housing places increased by a net of 722 to 3956.

An additional 1,000 transitional homes were announced in February 2020 as part of the Homelessness Action Plan (see above) and a further 2,000 transitional homes were funded through Budget 2020.

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