25 May 2012

This roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) housing on 25 May 2012 was the third facilitated by National Shelter since 2010. Through the course of the three roundtables there have been a number of common themes, including:

  • Unmet housing need for ATSI people, including in urban areas;
  • A level of dissatisfaction and frustration around the processes to transition responsibility for ATSI housing organisations from the Commonwealth to the states and territories;
  • The need to invest in capacity-building to allow community-controlled housing organisations to overcome a period of funding neglect and take advantage of the opportunities open to other community housing providers.