In a first for Victoria, the Government has recognised the need for a comprehensive and cohesive response to the housing stress experienced by Aboriginal Victorians.
Aboriginal Housing Victoria has advocated long and hard for the development of an Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework and in the spirit of self-determination the government has agreed that Aboriginal Housing Victoria lead this work.
The Victorian Aboriginal community is strong in its culture and identity but colonisation and dispossession have had long lasting and far reaching effects. A lack of policy effort and investment in housing has resulted in very poor outcomes and progress towards closing the gap has been very slow in many areas.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Kerry Arabena, who is the Chair of Indigenous Health Equity at Melbourne University, will Chair a Steering Committee to guide work on the Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework.
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