Aboriginal Access to Community Housing
“The community housing sector is committed to providing accessible and affordable housing to Aboriginal people”
Is community housing a choice for Aboriginal people?
Community housing provides secure, affordable, sensitively managed, good quality rental housing for people with low to moderate incomes who are in housing need. This includes Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders living in NSW. Click here for an updated leaflet.
Commitment to service for Aboriginal people
In an effort to make information and services for Aboriginal people culturally appropriate, some housing associations have adopted the following commitment to service statement:
The housing association resolves to:
- Provide high quality services to Aboriginal tenants and applicants
- Take positive steps to understand the housing needs for Aboriginal people in our community
- Work to build good, respectful relationships with Aboriginal tenants, applicants and their extended families and communities
- Provide information about services, policies, procedures and rules in plain English and in culturally appropriate formats
- Undertake cultural awareness training for workers, volunteers and committee members, and
- Consider Aboriginal people eligible for older persons housing at age 55 and above.
Have a look at how to apply for housing and at our directory of housing associations to find out where they are. Or phone: 1800 853 877 for more information.
Aboriginal people may also like to look at the services available through Housing Co-ops and Churches community housing.
For more information about housing for Aboriginal people see the Aboriginal Housing Office web site.
The design for the poster and leaflet is based on the artwork: “Our Place – Pathways to Community Spirit” (acrylic on canvas) by Lorraine Brown, Jerrinjah woman born in Bega.
The artwork portrays the pathways of communities, neighbours with meeting places sharing and caring, together with each other.