12 May 2022

Life on the streets in Auckland 'definitely hard as' for formerly homeless teen

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 12 May 2022

Two brothers who've spent years couch-surfing and living rough have finally found somewhere to live in Auckland.

'Chris' - not his real name - says he hasn't had a proper home for most of his teenage life.

He and his 14-year-old brother have recently moved into a unit run by the Lifewise Youth Housing Service.

It's a service for under-24s living in seven communal residences across the city where support workers help young people foster independence.

'Chris' - who's 18 - told our reporter Rayssa Almeida about his life.