The ICH data collection captures information about Indigenous community housing organisations (ICHOs), the dwellings they manage and tenants assisted. ICHOs include community organisations such as resource agencies and land councils, which may have a range of functions, provided that they manage housing for Indigenous people. ICHOs may either directly manage the dwellings they own or sublease tenancy management services to the relevant state/territory housing authority or another organisation.
Since 2005–06, the AIHW has compiled ICH data from state and territory housing authorities on an annual basis. These data help to describe the performance of the current National Housing and Homelessness Agreement and the former National Affordable Housing Agreement and Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement.
The data collection has evolved over time, including changes to the data collection scope, procedures, data items and underlying definitions and concepts.
from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2018
National and state
Inclusions: dwellings that are targeted to Indigenous people
and ICHOs that provide medium- to long-term housing tenure to tenants.
Apart from the following, the data collection focuses on dwellings managed by funded ICHOs only (for NSW, this means excluding not actively registered ICHOs):
There is no ICH program in the ACT.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Indigenous Community Housing Data Set Specification
Indigenous Community Housing DQS
External links and information
Housing assistance in Australia
Report on Government Services
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