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Hutt St Centre welcomes Govt review into homelessness program

The Hutt Street Centre says it is not concerned about an upcoming State Government review into one of its homelessness programs, claiming it has saved taxpayers $5.69 million over three years by keeping vulnerable people off the streets.

The State Government opened a tender this week calling for companies to conduct an independent evaluation into the Aspire Program, which the Hutt Street Centre has run since 2017.

The $9 million program, which was initially funded by private investors and supported by the Government, helps people experiencing homelessness to find stable housing.

It also provides intensive case management to people before and after they are housed to ensure that they receive health, wellbeing, training and employment support to keep them out of hospital, the justice system and emergency homelessness accommodation.

The review is required as part of a contractual agreement that was signed between the Government and private investors when the Aspire program was launched.

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