Aboriginal Housing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience higher levels of housing disadvantage than other Australians, including more homelessness, more overcrowding, lower levels of home ownership and higher levels of housing stress.  Aboriginal households in WA face significant challenges in exercising their rights to access appropriate and affordable housing.  Poverty, lack of economic opportunities, language, literacy, cultural practices, the historical effects of colonisation and discrimination all contribute to insufficient housing options for Aboriginal peoples in WA.  The current state of housing for Aboriginal peoples in WA is inadequate, with significant overcrowding and housing stock in desperate need of repair and maintenance, particularly in remote communities. 

Fact Sheet

Aboriginal Housing Fact Sheet 2013

Reports

Housing Affordability for CaLD and Aboriginal Families: Research Briefing

Submissions

Pre-Budget Submission to Treasury 2012

Submission on Aboriginal Home Ownership to FaHCSIA Dec 2010

Shelter WA Submission to Petition 137

Resources

Housing Options Kit: Aboriginal Housing

Housing Options Kit: Useful Links and Resources