Te Puea Marae whānau push for benefits boost in Budget 2021

From Checkpoint, 6:06 pm on 17 May 2021

Auckland's Te Puea Marae was thrown into the spotlight five years ago, as it opened its doors to help dozens of homeless whānau.

It's still helping vulnerable families, as a transitional housing provider - giving them a place to live and wraparound support as they wait for a permanent home.

But as the housing crisis continues to bite, things don't seem to be getting easier - and a report last week showed more than a third of children are living in unaffordable housing.

In the lead up to Budget 2021, our social issues reporter Sarah Robson went to Te Puea to ask whānau what they think the government's priorities should be.