Indigenous homelessness

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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.
Citation: 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.
Date published: 20 Dec 2010
Publication type: Research and Policy Bulletin 134
Project title: Indigenous homelessness: place, house and home (Project number: 80368)
Project reports: Indigenous homelessness (Final Report)
Indigenous homelessness: place, house and home (Positioning Paper)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1445-3428
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