​Since its inception, Monte Cecilia has picked up and delivered household items to our families assisting them to set up house and home.

In February the Trust purchased it 23rd home, made possible by two generous donors who gave over 55% of the purchase price.

Families are being priced out of rental homes because of multiple rent increases on the same property over the last year. Trademe figures show the national median weekly rent has jumped to a record $450.

Auckland's rent crisis is forcing would-be tenants to seek driveways and front yards as dwelling options. Advertisements are being placed at supermarkets by people wanting to live in cars seeking "driveway and shower" arrangements.

This programme on homelessness appeared on Maori Television.