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A framework for culturally appropriate and sustainable Indigenous housing
Safe, secure and stable housing is central to social, emotional and economic well-being for individuals and families. Housing is recognised by the United Nations as a fundamental human right, yet when it comes to Indigenous housing individuals disproportionately experience unsafe, unstable and substandard housing. The absence of housing security is therefore a significant contributor to the intergenerational poverty experienced by some Indigenous individuals and families.
The long-standing nature of this issue makes it appear intractable and systemic, however there is increasing evidence that governments working in partnership with Indigenous organisations and communities, can begin to change these dynamics.
This brief is based on an extensive review of the multidisciplinary evidence base, including literature and policy analysis as well as empirical investigation. Sources include research articles, official reports and statistics and scholarly debates, as well as media commentary and debate. These, along with original data sources, are analysed to identify the key policy learnings for a framework for culturally appropriate and sustainable Indigenous housing.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Publication titleEmerald Open Research
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom