Since the launch of Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort (the Framework) in February 2020, the AHHF secretariat have published an Annual Report Card in 2021, 2022, and 2023. These report cards aim to report the actions being taken to implement the Framework and evaluate progress against the Framework outcomes. In doing so, these report cards help to delivery on the vision of Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort – Every Aboriginal Person has a Home.
We have also published the Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Summit Report. This report details the key findings and discussions from the 2022 Summit. It also contains recommendations, suggestions for next steps, and outlines the path to advance the goals of Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort.
Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort, which translates to ‘Every Aboriginal Person has a Home’ in the Gunditjmara dialects, is a framework that lays the foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing and homelessness reform in Victoria. Through a self-determined and community-led approach, the Framework was developed to reflect the objectives and priorities of the Victorian Aboriginal community and respond to community needs across the housing and homelessness systems. In essence, its purpose is to achieve quality housing outcomes for all Aboriginal Victorians in a generation.
The Blueprint for an Aboriginal-specific homelessness system in Victoria is the guiding document for the development of a homelessness service system that is culturally safe, and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Victoria. The Blueprint outlines the key priorities and enablers as well as a plan to practically implement the new system.
In November 2022, the second Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Summit was held to advance the goals of Mana-na woorn-tyeen maar-takoort. The 2022 Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Summit Report, brings together the ideas, focus areas and priorities of the Victorian Aboriginal community on how to increase quality safe and secure housing outcomes Aboriginal people in our state.