Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes
In May 2013 the Government announced an investment of $100 million to insulate 46,000 homes in a new three-year insulation programme delivering warmer, drier and healthier homes to communities in most need. The programme targetted low-income households, particularly those with high health needs - which includes children, the elderly, and people at risk of cold-related illness. Unlike its predecessor, Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart, the programme did not provide any funding to general income households, or for clean heating devices. The Government's investment of up to 60% of the cost of a house's insulation was augmented by significant levels of funding from trusts and other third parties. This makes insulation available to those households in most need, at low or no cost. More than 55,000 homes (8,000 more than the programme target) were insulated.
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