House improvement in the midst of policy chaos

September 20th, 2011

Running from 1999 to 2011, the end of the FHBH program reveals some important facts. Housing around Australia has not improved in over a decade despite the money spent by federal, state and territory governments. Baseline data recorded by HH, attached, shows poor house performance by standard agreed repeatable testing. 

These tests are the measures set out in the National Indigenous Housing Guide – the supposed benchmark for Indigenous housing. there is no evidence from the data that state and territory governments have improved the delivery of functioning Indigenous housing. There is strong evidence that the work of the FHBH program has improved house function results over the same period. 

HH thanks communities, local staff, trade teams and skilled Team Leaders and Managers for their work over 12 years. Housing for Health projects will continue nationally. see the FHBH program results