How do the houses perform before a Housing for Health project?

The data on this page is from all the houses tested since 1999 = 8,466

Critical Healthy Living Practices

Housing for Health projects fix safety issues first and then nine prioritised Healthy Living Practices. Of these the highest priority and are the Critical, or most important, Healthy Living Practices. Shown below are the function rates of houses before any fix work was commenced, and give a snapshot of the living conditions of Indigenous people in urban, rural and remote housing around Australia. 

Safety - Electrical

Before

10%

After

81%

Critical Healthy Living Practice 1 - Washing People, particularly children:  Houses with a working SHOWER 

Before

37%

After

87%

Critical Healthy Living Practice 2 - Washing Clothes and Bedding : Houses with LAUNDRY SERVICES working

Before

29%

After

71%

Critical Healthy Living Practice 3 - Removing waste water safely:  Houses with a  WORKING TOILET

Before

59%

After

91%

Critical Healthy Living Practice 4 - Improving Nutrition the ability to store prepare and cook food: Houses with a working  KITCHEN

Before

6%

After

24%

For more detailed data visit the Guide

 B1.5 Showers

HH Director Stephan Rainow

Secure living environments

Speaking on the need to “secure living environment” and ensure houses deliver health benefits
housingforhealth.com

Dr. Norman Swan

at the launch of Housing for Health - the guide

Dr. Norman Swan speaks about : linking crap houses to health, starting a new housing conversation, community involvement and the house as an essential part of health. housingforhealth.com

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