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Housing Forum – 12 -13 March 2015

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A landmark NT Aboriginal Housing Forum in Darwin has resolved to form a new NT Aboriginal Housing Body to tackle the worsening Aboriginal housing crisis in the NT.

The forum brought together about 150 delegates in Darwin on the 12-13th March to voice their concerns with the current housing management system in the NT, and to develop solutions and alternatives. Convened by the Aboriginal Peak Organisations, NT in conjunction with NT Shelter and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company. To view a copy of the forum program click here: Remote Housing Forum Program

The Forum brought together Aboriginal people living in remote communities, town camps and homelands along with national and international housing sector experts, community housing groups from across Australia, regional councils and government representatives.

This forum was a critical opportunity for Aboriginal people right across the NT to share our experiences and frustration with the housing system, and develop our own solutions for our communities.

Tony Jack from Robinson River was appointed interim Chair of the new Aboriginal housing body. This new body will work towards a new Aboriginal housing system which will be diverse and flexible, allows for local control over services, generates local employment and suits the needs of our people.

Housing Forum Media Release

To read the media release of the Aboriginal Remote Housing Forum please click here: 150316- APO NT Media Release – New NT Aboriginal Housing Body to tackle Aboriginal housing crisis in the NT

Housing Forum Report 2015

To view a copy of the Forum Report please click here: Aboriginal Remote Housing

Aboriginal Housing NT Committee

For more information on the Aboriginal Housing NT Committee, click here.