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The car is home Photo: Supplied

Lauren Baker looks into the plight of Auckland's homeless families, who, despite having jobs, still can't afford rents, and end up sleeping in cars, garages or on friends' floors.

Support workers say they're having to turn away more families than ever, while parents themselves report troubling experiences with Housing New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development.

This Insight examines the safety-net for homeless families, and asks if the system really is helping those in desperate need of a home.