Report and Recommendations to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion on Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing
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Report and Recommendations to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion on Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing

One of the Council’s tasks is to identify gaps within the National Housing Strategy. Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing has been identified as a critical gap.

The situation for Indigenous peoples living in urban, rural and northern areas is acute. Homelessness, unsafe and unaffordable housing, overcrowding and culturally inappropriate housing are amongst the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Through the Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Working Group, the Council has prepared a final report with 4 recommendations to the Minister, including:

  1. Establishing a National URN Housing Body
  2. Establishing an Interim Mechanism to Fund Immediate Needs
  3. Immediate and Sustained Investment in Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing
  4. Further Engagement to Understand URN Homelessness

These recommendations are the culmination of a year’s work. This includes a preliminary research report, engagement with key experts via roundtables, analysis and draft recommendations and further discussions with key experts via targeted discussions.

This report has been sent to the Minister for consideration.

For more information on this priority area, please see the final report.

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