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Gemma Smart

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  1. Indigenous homelessness

    Author(s): Christina Birdsall-Jones; Nalita Turner; Vanessa Corunna; Gemma Smart; Wendy Shaw

    Description: This research found that the Indigenous understanding of homelessness, and response to housing need, is shaped by kinship obligations which are deeply embedded in the structure of Indigenous society. Those without housing will approach kinfolk for shelter first, and will usually be given a place to stay. This can conceal the rate of secondary homelessness among Indigenous people and result in permanent overcrowding.

    Type: Other

    Birdsall-Jones, C., Turner, N., Corunna, V., Snart, G., Shaw, W. (2010) Indigenous homelessness, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 134, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/134