This report presents the findings of the study that was conducted between October 1997 and March 1998. It is a study on homelessness in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context and its possible implications for the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP).
The stated aims of the study were therefore as follows:
- To identify the cultural context of homelessness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as it applies in different environments, such as rural, remote, and urban communities.
- To provide a critical analysis of existing service responses, including SAAP practices, and identify the most appropriate responses to homelessness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.
- To draw out the implications of the research for the development of future planning and policy for homelessness, with particular reference to SAAP.