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Scoping the capacity of Indigenous community housing organisations

12 Jan 2009
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This project provides a detailed, contemporary, empirical understanding of Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHOs) by addressing the nature of the ICHO sector, identifying factors that affect the organisational capacity of ICHOs as well as measures aimed at enhancing the capacity of the sector.According to the Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Australia Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS) conducted in 2006, there were 496 ICHOs in Australia, managing 21,758 permanent dwellings. There was a direct relationship between the degree of remoteness and the number of dwellings managed. The average number of dwellings managed was 21.0 for ICHOs located in major cities, increasing with remoteness to 59.3 for ICHOs located in very remote areas. More than half (53%) of ICHOs managing more than two-thirds (68%) of dwellings were located in remote and very remote areas.

This project set out to provide a detailed, contemporary, empirical understanding of Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHOs) by addressing two interrelated sets of research questions. The first set of research questions concerned the nature of the ICHO sector, while the second set concerned the identification of factors that affect the organisational capacity of ICHOs as well as measures aimed at enhancing the capacity of the sector.

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2009
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