National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Housing Associations Submission to Closing the Gap November 2018 The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is the peak representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Established in 2010, National Congress comprises of over 180 organisations and over 9,000 individual members, who elect a board of directors. In July 2017 National Congress conducted a National Housing Workshop to discuss the establishment of a National Indigenous peak body as a mechanism to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a voice in housing advocacy, guidance and expert advice to all State and Federal Government politicians on policies, agreements, programs, standards and funding.
Shelter NSW worked closely with NATSIHA to support the preparation of their submission to COAG's (The Council Of Australian Governments) Closing the Gap Refresh Strategy.
Shelter Brief No. 60: Regional Perspectives on Housing and Homelessness April 2017 Through 2016, Shelter NSW convened a series of 17 workshops across the State aimed at gathering grass-roots intelligence on the current state of housing and homelessness systems in New South Wales. The workshops posed two key questions – what housing and homelessness issues are you facing in your communities, and what should be done to address these issues?
Blog topic: Poor quality housing & low income households