Monte Cecilia Housing Trust chief executive Bernie Smith says the organisation has helped 170 families find accommodation this year.

But Monte Cecilia Housing Trust CEO Bernie Smith says the Government just wants to be seen doing something about the housing crisis, and isn't paying enough attention to social housing.

Watch Bernie Smith discuss why Pasifika people as one of the poorest and most disadvantaged groups in New Zealand are bearing the brunt of the housing crisis.

Delving into this Kim Blair speaks with Senior Policy Advisor, Author “Taking Stock” Report Salvation Army Alan Johnson and social housing expert Bernie Smith from Monte Cecilia Housing Trust.

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has admitted "in hindsight" the Government's response to the housing crisis has been too slow