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    The Auditor-General is looking into why private landlords were paid up-to three thousand dollars per week for shoddy emergency housing

    The Auditor-General is looking into why private landlords were paid up-to three thousand dollars per week for shoddy emergency housing


    The emergency grant is usually for a motel while a permanent house is found.

    But high demand caused it to be extended to private homes, costing 38-million over the past two and half years to June.

    Monte Cecelia Trust chief executive Bernie Smith says the ministry's justification for the per-room rate is baffling.

    He says the ministry reasoned it was easier to secure a three bedroom home rather than house a family in three separate motel rooms.

    A three-bedroom house could bring in a rate of up to 150 per room, per night.

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