Aboriginal tenants and their broader communities will be front and centre of a new housing strategy aimed at making it easier for Aboriginal people to access services, as well as jobs and study opportunities.
Under the new 10-year strategy, which was allocated $33 million in last month’s state budget, Aboriginal social housing providers will be required to join a stringent national regulatory system by 2022, bringing the sector into line with the other community housing providers.
The new model will also include better data collection around tenant profiles, with a view to understanding the specific needs and services required by communities so that tailored programs can be offered alongside housing.
Social Housing Minister Pru Goward, who launched the strategy on Wednesday, said the new model represented “the most significant transformation to Aboriginal housing in a decade”.
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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald