Indigenous access to mainstream public and community housing

Paul Flatau, Lesley Cooper, Natalie McGrath, Donna Edwards, Amanda Hart, Mary Morris, Carol Lacroix, Marc Adam, Dora Marinova, Andrew Beer, Selina Tually, Catherine Traee

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In May 2001, Federal, State, and Territory Housing Ministers approved the text of a landmark document entitled Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010 (BBF). BBF provided a commitment by Federal, State and Territory Governments to improve housing outcomes for Indigenous people. One important BBF strategy, aimed at achieving this goal, is to improve Indigenous
access to mainstream public and community housing (strategy 1.4). This strategy is primarily targeted at assisting Indigenous people in housing need — those who are homeless, those who live in overcrowded accommodation, those who face severe housing affordability outcomes or are residing in dwellings in a poor condition or without connection to essential services (power, water and sewerage). This study provides an assessment of the extent to which the BBF strategy of improving Indigenous access to mainstream public and community housing for those in housing need is being realised.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC
PublisherAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Number of pages254
ISBN (Print)1 920 941 73 8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

Publication series

NameAHURI Final Report
No.No. 85
ISSN (Electronic)1834-7223


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