Auckland Emergency Management department has set up a system for Aucklanders who may be suffering because of job losses or hardship and struggling to access basic household supplies.
Starting from Wednesday 1 April, Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks can call Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. >>
The Government is freezing rent rises for six months and stopping almost all evictions for three months under urgent coronavirus legislation passed recently. Tenants who can't pay rent have much longer before their landlord can take them to the Tenancy Tribunal - 60 days instead of 21. Evictions would still be allowed for anti-social behaviour - generally illegal activity. Housing Minister Megan Woods said it was absolutely crucial that people stayed in their home through the lockdown period. >>
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As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, new funding is being prioritised to support community efforts on the ground. We recognise there are community groups and individuals doing critical work in the fight against COVID-19. This funding will allow them to continue to support their communities and help them through challenges they may face in the coming months.
The Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant fund is available to Community based groups that are or will be providing essential community-led solutions to support local resilience and community wellbeing during the period of Covid-19 - Alert Level 4. Grants allocated from the Fund will be one-off with priority being given to requests that support Maori, Pacific, older people, people with disabilities, people with current significant health considerations, migrant communities and people who are rurally isolated. Find out more >>