Tauranga has four transitional housing providers providing temporary homes for some of the city's most vulnerable families. But a transitional place is not meant to be a long-term home - just a safe place to stay when you have nowhere else to go until you can come up with a more permanent plan. But for one family, their history and circumstances - combined with a tight rental market in Tauranga and undersupply of social housing - have left them trapped at the transitional stage, unable to find a landlord to give them a second chance at a home to call

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