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Aims:
  • This project aims to explore the intersection between the conditionalities imposed by housing management and policy
  • The positive social capitals within Indigenous lifeworlds
  • The extent of mutual (agency-tenant) recognition of different housing values and significant housing outcomes (four broad variables)
  • It is premised on the hypothesis that for positive outcomes, an intercultural recognition space is required involving mutual recognition of moral relationships of duty and care between:
  • Individual householders or tenants
  • Community Leaders and Elders (local governance structures) and
  • Government (including quasi-government and NGO) housing managers and policy administrators
  • Two premises of this study are that:
  • Conditionality should be understood as the moral relationships of duty and care that occur within and between individuals, communities and the state
  • in understanding how conditionality impacts on indigenous housing outcomes, processes of inter-cultural recognition and mis-recognition are critical to examine

Aboriginal Lifeworlds, Conditionality, and Housing Outcomes

This study addresses the issues of obtaining an optimum balance between conditionality (especially tenancy rules and duties) and preserving Indigenous social capital, so as to enable an effective ‘recognition space’ between tenants’ life values and housing managers’ rule structures, to achieve positive housing outcomes within current Australian policy constraints.

Project Value: 
$1 050 000.00
Funding: 
AHURI
Partners: 
AHURI
Date: 
2012 to 2016
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Paul Memmott (p.memmott@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • This project aims to explore the intersection between the conditionalities imposed by housing management and policy
  • The positive social capitals within Indigenous lifeworlds
  • The extent of mutual (agency-tenant) recognition of different housing values and significant housing outcomes (four broad variables)
  • It is premised on the hypothesis that for positive outcomes, an intercultural recognition space is required involving mutual recognition of moral relationships of duty and care between:
  • Individual householders or tenants
  • Community Leaders and Elders (local governance structures) and
  • Government (including quasi-government and NGO) housing managers and policy administrators
  • Two premises of this study are that:
  • Conditionality should be understood as the moral relationships of duty and care that occur within and between individuals, communities and the state
  • in understanding how conditionality impacts on indigenous housing outcomes, processes of inter-cultural recognition and mis-recognition are critical to examine
Publications and Reports: 

Habibis, D., Memmott, P., Phillips, R., Go-Sam, C., Keys, C. & Moran, M. (2013) Housing Conditionality, Indigenous Lifeworlds and Housing Policy Outcomes: Towards a Model for Culturally Sensitive Housing Provision, AHURI Positioning Paper [forthcoming]. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Type: 
Qualitative
Case study
Keywords: 
Social capital
Housing
Indigenous equity