Community Housing groups are left wanting more from the government's new public housing plan.

The government has been slammed for its "underwhelming" Public Housing Plan.

The public housing waitlist has grown by 1000 in two months to a new record high. The Panel speaks to Bernie Smith, CEO of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust and Chair of Community Housing Aotearoa for his reaction.

Some families in emergency housing are reporting their children are becoming emotionally distressed because of their living conditions.

Newshub Nation goes behind the emergency housing numbers to meet a sole parent of five, forced out of her rental home by a sewage leak - a personal story from the gritty front lines of the housing crisis.