This page displays a list of reports authored by this AHURI researcher.
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.
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
Description: This research is to undertake a comparative analysis of Indigenous homelessness in the contrasting settings of major cities and regional country town centres. The research sought to compare the understandings of Indigenous homelessness held by Indigenous homeless people, and those of the providers of services to Indigenous homeless people. It offers an analysis of the relationship between homelessness, household overcrowding and mobility patterns in the context of Indigenous culture.
Birdsall-Jones, C., Corunna, V., Turner, N. (2010) Indigenous homelessness, AHURI Final Report No. 143, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/143