Mrs Luella Bligh and her granddaughter

Housing Conditionality and Tenancy, Palm Island, UQ

Shaneen Fantin was a Case Study Leader on an Indigenous Multi Year Research Project (IMYRP) for Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Her case study research was undertaken on Palm Island over a period of 18 months. The IMYRP is titled Aboriginal lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes and is lead by Professors Paul Memmott and Mark Moran from the University of Queensland.

“A key consideration is the way housing assistance is used to foster certain social norms and associated behaviours. This 'conditionality' mirrors the general use of reciprocity arrangements or obligations in social policy generally and specifically in social housing provision. This study considers how conditionality in housing policy and management contributes to positive housing outcomes and what modes of conditionality are most effective and in which contexts.”