Research into barriers faced by Aboriginal private renters

Opportunity to participate in research to help us understand the barriers faced by Aboriginal Victorians who want to live in private rental housing.

About this project
This project is a partnership between Swinburne University of Technology, the Victorian Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, Aboriginal Housing Victoria and the Consumer Policy Research Centre.

The aim of this research partnership is to recommend strategies for improving Aboriginal renters’ access to private rental housing. We’ll do this by investigating ways to reduce discrimination and other barriers against Aboriginal Victorians.

What does participation involve?
We would like to interview you so we can further understand the problems faced by Aboriginal renters accessing housing in the private rental sector.

The interview will take approximately 45 – 60 minutes and will be conducted by members of the Swinburne research team. Your comments will be anonymous.

Interviews can be conducted by Wendy Stone, Dr Andrew Peters (Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta, co-lead of the project and Indigenous Studies lecturer at Swinburne, and/or (if you prefer) with a support worker employed by Aboriginal Housing Victoria. Ideally we will meet with you face-to-face but we can hold the interviews online or on the phone if needed.

You will be provided with a $50 thank you voucher for your time, at the time of your interview.

How do I get involved?
For further information about the project, or to set up an interview, please contact Wendy Stone at Swinburne University on or on 03 9214 8967.

Interviews will be taking place in the first half of May, so please contact the team by Friday 14 May if you wish to participate.