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December-2014

HousingWORKS December 2014

In December 2014 in collaboration with the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, we explored the topic of Indigenous Housing.

Contents

Welcome to the December Edition 
Donald Proctor, AHI President
Shane Hamilton, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Office


A Word from the Hon. Matt Conlan MLA 
Minister for Housing, NT

Progressing Policy Reforms to Remote Indigenous Housing 
Daphne Habibis, Associate Professor and Director, Housing and
Community Research, University of Tasmania
Rhonda Phillips, Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research,
University of Queensland


AHO REPORTS:

1. “Yes, I Can’ Literacy Program True to its Name 
2. AHO Supports Aboriginal Students Through Housing 
3. AHO Supports Tenants Through Social Comics 
4. Gundi Program Creates Homes and Rebuilds Lives 
5. The Greening of Communities 


GOOD NEWS STORIES FROM YIRRKALA:

A Fresh Take on Housing 

Cheryle Russell, Housing Officer, NT Government

Too Good to be True 
Cheryle Russell, Housing Officer, NT Government

Making Home Ownership on Traditional Land a Reality 
Department of Housing and Public Works

Reflecting on Aboriginal Housing Issues in Victoria 
Jenny Samms, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Victoria

Ma-ori Housing News from Aotearoa
Robert Macbeth, Operational Policy Manager, NZ Social Housing Unit

Derby’s Aboriginal short-stay accommodation open for business 
Gavin McGuren, Senior Media Liaison Officer, WA Department of Housing

Meet a New AHI Corporate Member 
Greg Budworth, Group Managing Director, Compass Housing Services

A Career in Housing – Bernie Coates 

Meet a New AHI Member – Leeanne Caton 
Leeanne Caton, Managing Director, Noongar Mia Mia

The full version of the magazine is available on-line in the Members Only section of the web-site.