A major housing trust says the Government needs to put a great focus on social housing and affordable rentals, instead of first home ownership.

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust chief executive Bernie Smith says he expects homelessness in Auckland will be worse this winter than in previous years.

Bernie Smith of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, which focuses on families in need, said the trust was full and fielding multiple calls a day.

Maria is extremely grateful to Monte Cecilia Housing Trust for finding her somewhere to stay but while it offers comfort, it also puts her life in limbo. The constant house-hunting and instability leaves Maria exhausted.

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust chief executive Bernie Smith says too many Pacific families in south Auckland are falling into debt.