Perceptions of home ownership among Indigenous home owners

Moran, Mark, Mcqueen, Kirsti and Szava, Anna (2010) Perceptions of home ownership among Indigenous home owners. Urban Policy and Research, 28 3: 311-325. doi:10.1080/08111146.2010.510552

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Author Moran, Mark
Mcqueen, Kirsti
Szava, Anna
Title Perceptions of home ownership among Indigenous home owners
Journal name Urban Policy and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-1146
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08111146.2010.510552
Volume 28
Issue 3
Start page 311
End page 325
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Home ownership has only recently begun to be available for the residents of remote
Indigenous settlements and town camps with community title land, but it has long been an option for
Indigenous peoples living on freehold title in rural towns and urban centres. The article presents the
results of a household survey of these existing Indigenous home owners, under the Indigenous
Business Australia (IBA) Home Ownership Program (HOP). The survey revealed a high degree of
home-owner satisfaction, not only in terms of financial gain, but also in developmental terms such as
empowerment, ownership and control. Repayment defaults were low and people were successfully
managing maintenance, including renovations. The people interviewed were generally found to be
literate, numerate, working, low-income households, similar to first-home owners in the mainstream.
In addition to household income, employment history and household size were found to be strong
precursors and ongoing indicators of the social transition involved, along a broader development
pathway. In concluding, the article reflects on the opportunities and constraints involved in
generalising these findings to communal title land typical to remote Indigenous settlements.
© 2010 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research
Keyword Home ownership
Land reform
Socio-economic development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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